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Psalms 22:6

    Psalms 22:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised of the people.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But I am a worm and not a man; cursed by men, and looked down on by the people.

    Webster's Revision

    But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised of the people.

    World English Bible

    But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised by the people.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

    Definitions for Psalms 22:6

    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 22:6

    But I am a worm, and no man - I can see no sense in which our Lord could use these terms. David might well use them to express his vileness and worthlessness. The old Psalter gives this a remarkable turn: I am a worme, that es, I am borne of the mayden with outen manseede; and nout man anely, bot god als so: and nevir the latter, I am reprove of men. In spitting, buffetyng, and punging with the thornes and outkasting of folk; for thai chesed Barraban the thefe, and nought me.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 22:6

    But I am a worm, and no man - In contrast with the fathers who trusted in thee. They prayed, and were heard; they confided in God, and were treated as men. I am left and forsaken, as if I were not worth regarding; as if I were a grovelling worm beneath the notice of the great God. In other words, I am treated as if I were the most insignificant, the most despicable, of all objects - alike unworthy the attention of God or man. By the one my prayers are unheard; by the other I am cast out and despised. Compare Job 25:6. As applicable to the Redeemer, this means that he was forsaken alike by God and men, as if he had no claims to the treatment due to a "man."

    A reproach of men - Reproached by men. Compare Isaiah 53:3, and the notes at that verse.

    Despised of the people - That is, of the people who witnessed his sufferings. It is not necessary to say how completely this had a fulfillment in the sufferings of the Saviour.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 22:6

    22:6 A worm - Neglected and despised. People - Not only of the great men, but also of the common people. Which doth not so truly agree to David as to Christ.