Psalm 79:4
New International Version
We are objects of contempt to our neighbors, of scorn and derision to those around us.

New Living Translation
We are mocked by our neighbors, an object of scorn and derision to those around us.

English Standard Version
We have become a taunt to our neighbors, mocked and derided by those around us.

Berean Study Bible
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to those around us.

King James Bible
We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

New King James Version
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, A scorn and derision to those who are around us.

New American Standard Bible
We have become a disgrace before our neighbors, An object of derision and ridicule to those around us.

NASB 1995
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and derision to those around us.

NASB 1977
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and derision to those around us.

Amplified Bible
We have become an object of taunting to our neighbors [because of our humiliation], A derision and mockery to those who encircle us.

Christian Standard Bible
We have become an object of reproach to our neighbors, a source of mockery and ridicule to those around us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have become an object of reproach to our neighbors, a source of mockery and ridicule to those around us.

American Standard Version
We are become a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and derision to them that are round about us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We were a reproach to our neighbors, a mockery and a laughingstock to those around us.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Contemporary English Version
Every nation around us sneers and makes fun.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We are become a reproach to our neighbours: a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

English Revised Version
We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Good News Translation
The surrounding nations insult us; they laugh at us and mock us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have become a disgrace to our neighbors, an object of ridicule and contempt to those around us.

International Standard Version
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a mockery and a derision to those around us.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We are become a taunt to our neighbours, A scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Literal Standard Version
We have been a reproach to our neighbors, A scorn and a derision to our surrounders.

NET Bible
We have become an object of disdain to our neighbors; those who live on our borders taunt and insult us.

New Heart English Bible
We have become objects of contempt to our neighbors, mocked and ridiculed by those who are around us.

World English Bible
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scoffing and derision to those who are around us.

Young's Literal Translation
We have been a reproach to our neighbours, A scorn and a derision to our surrounders.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for Deliverance
3They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury the dead. 4We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to those around us. 5How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?…

Cross References
Psalm 22:7
All who see me mock me; they sneer and shake their heads:

Psalm 39:8
Deliver me from all my transgressions; do not make me the reproach of fools.

Psalm 44:13
You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, a mockery and derision to those around us.

Psalm 80:6
You make us contend with our neighbors; our enemies mock us.

Psalm 89:41
All who pass by plunder him; he has become a reproach to his neighbors.

Psalm 123:4
We have endured much scorn from the arrogant, much contempt from the proud.

Isaiah 43:28
So I will disgrace the princes of your sanctuary, and I will devote Jacob to destruction and Israel to reproach."


Treasury of Scripture

We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

become

Psalm 44:13,14
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us…

Psalm 80:6
Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

Psalm 89:41
All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

scorn

1 Kings 9:7
Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:

Nehemiah 2:19
But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king?

Nehemiah 4:1-4
But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews…









(4) This verse occurs Psalm 44:13. Also possibly a Maccabaean psalm. (See Introduction to that psalm.)

The scenes still witnessed by travellers at the Jews' wailing-place offer a striking illustration of the foregoing verses, showing, as they do, how deep-seated is the love of an ancient place in the Oriental mind. (See a striking description in Porter's Giant Cities of Bashan.)

Verse 4. - We are become a reproach to our neighbours (comp. Psalm 44:13; Lamentations 2:15; Lamentations 5:1. The "neighbours" intended are the nations in the vicinity of the Holy Land - the Syrians, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, etc. Their attitude towards Israel under the circumstances may be gathered from what is related of the Edomites in Psalm 137:7. A scorn and derision to them that are round about us. It was not so much the "reproaches" of their enemies that vexed and grieved Israel, as the jeers and scoffs which they heard on every side (comp. Lamentations 1:7, 20; Lamentations 2:15; Lamentations 3:62, 63).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
We have become
הָיִ֣ינוּ (hā·yî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a reproach
חֶ֭רְפָּה (ḥer·pāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2781: Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda

to our neighbors,
לִשְׁכֵנֵ֑ינוּ (liš·ḵê·nê·nū)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 7934: A resident, a fellow-citizen

a scorn
לַ֥עַג (la·‘aḡ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3933: A mocking, derision

and derision
וָ֝קֶ֗לֶס (wā·qe·les)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7047: A laughing-stock

to those around us.
לִסְבִיבוֹתֵֽינוּ׃ (lis·ḇî·ḇō·w·ṯê·nū)
Preposition-l | Adverb | first person common plural
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around


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