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Psalms 89:50

    Psalms 89:50 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty peoples,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Keep in mind, O Lord, the shame of your servants, and how the bitter words of all the people have come into my heart;

    Webster's Revision

    Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty peoples,

    World English Bible

    Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the mighty peoples,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty peoples:

    Definitions for Psalms 89:50

    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:50

    I do bear in my bosom - Our enemies, knowing our confidence, having often heard our boast in thee, and now seeing our low and hopeless estate, mock us for our confidence, and blaspheme thee. This wounds my soul; I cannot bear to hear thy name blasphemed among the heathen. All these mighty people blaspheme the God of Jacob.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:50

    Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants - Remember this, so as to cause it to pass away; he not forgetful or unmindful of this. Compare Psalm 89:47. The psalmist desired that all this might be before the mind of God as a reason why he should help him. These promises had been made to David and his people. They had relied on them, and they were now reproached as having trusted to promises which had never been made. This reproach was consequent on what seemed to be the failure to fulfill those promises; and as this reproach came upon God, and was a reflection on his fidelity, the psalmist prays that he would allow it to come before him.

    How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people - literally, "I bear in my bosom all the many people." That is, everything that pertained to them came upon him. All their troubles; all their reverses; all their complaints; all their murmurings, seemed to come upon him. He was held responsible for everything pertaining to them; all this pressed upon his heart. Compare the bitter complaint of Moses in Numbers 11:11-15. The phrase "to bear in the bosom" here, is equivalent to bearing it on the heart. Trouble, anxiety, care, sorrow, seem to press on the heart, or fill the bosom with distressing emotions, and lay on it a heavy burden. The allusion here is not merely to reproach, but the meaning is that everything pertaining to the people came on him, and it crushed him down. The burdens of his own people, as well as the reproaches of all around him, came upon him; and he felt that he was not able to bear it.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 89:50

    89:50 How I - We thy servants; our king and his people; of whom he speaks as of one person.