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Psalms 69:8

    Psalms 69:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I am become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's children.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I am become a stranger unto my brethren, And an alien unto my mother's children.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have become strange to my brothers, and like a man from a far country to my mother's children.

    Webster's Revision

    I am become a stranger unto my brethren, And an alien unto my mother's children.

    World English Bible

    I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's children.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 69:8

    I am become a stranger unto my brethren - That is, They treat me as they would a stranger; as one in whom they have no interest, and whom they regard with no friendship. Compare the notes at Psalm 31:11.

    And an alien unto my mother's children - A foreigner; one of another tribe or nation; one to whom they were bound by no tie of relationship. The allusion in the language "unto my mother's children" is intended to denote the most intimate relationship. In families where a man had many wives, as was common among the Hebrews, the nearest relationship would be denoted by being of the same "mother" rather than of the same "father." See the notes at Psalm 50:20. The same thing occurs also where polygamy is not practiced, in cases where a man has married more wives than one. The idea of the psalmist here, therefore, is, that his nearest relatives treated him as if he were a stranger and a foreigner. Compare Job 19:13-19.