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Psalms 69:9

    Psalms 69:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen on me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up; And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I am on fire with passion for your house; and the hard things which are said about you have come on me.

    Webster's Revision

    For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up; And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me.

    World English Bible

    For the zeal of your house consumes me. The reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 69:9

    The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up - The strong desire to promote thy glory has absorbed all others. All the desires of my body and soul are wrapped up in this. This verse is very properly applied to our Lord, John 2:17, who went about doing good; and gave up his life, not only for the redemption of man, but to "magnify the law, and make it honorable."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 69:9

    For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up - My zeal - my ardor - in the cause of religion (that is, of thy pure worship) has been so great as to consume me. It has been like a devouring fire within me. Zeal is represented under the idea of heat - as it is in the Greek language; and the characteristics of heat or fire are here applied to it. This passage is quoted in John 2:17, and applied to the Saviour, not as having had originally a reference to him, but as language which would accurately describe his character. See the notes at that passage.

    And the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me - This, too, is applied, in the same way, to the Saviour, by the Apostle Paul, in Romans 15:3. See the notes at that passage.