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Psalms 69:7

    Psalms 69:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Because for your sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; Shame hath covered my face.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have been wounded with sharp words because of you; my face has been covered with shame.

    Webster's Revision

    Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; Shame hath covered my face.

    World English Bible

    Because for your sake, I have borne reproach. Shame has covered my face.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

    Definitions for Psalms 69:7

    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 69:7

    For thy sake I have borne reproach - The Gentiles have said, "Why such an obstinate attachment to the worship of a Being who treats you so rigorously, and who interests not himself in your comfort and deliverance?" And in these cutting reproaches some of the ungodly Jews took a part: "I am an alien to my mother's children."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 69:7

    Because for thy sake I have borne reproach - In thy cause; in defense of thy truth; because I have professed to be a friend of God. The true reason why these calamities have come upon me is that I have been thy professed friend, and have endeavored to do my duty to thee. The reproach connected with religion in a world of sin, or where true religion is hated, has fallen on me.

    Shame hath covered my face - The idea here is not that he had himself been ashamed of religion or of the service of God, but that he had suffered shame, derision, reproach among people for his professed attachment to the truth. Compare Psalm 44:15-16.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 69:7

    69:7 For thy sake - For my obedience to thy commands, and zeal for thy glory.