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Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:
Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar:
The land also shall be left by them, and shall enjoy its sabbaths, while it lies desolate without them: and they shall accept the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.
And you shall become a horror, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations where the LORD shall lead you.
1 Kings 9:7
Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:
You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
Why should the nations say, Where is their God? let him be known among the nations in our sight by the revenging of the blood of your servants which is shed.
To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; everyone that passes by it shall be astonished, and shake his head.
And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their harm, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places where I shall drive them.
Consider you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, as if they should be no more a nation before them.
All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
O Lord, according to all your righteousness, I beseech you, let your anger and your fury be turned away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a reproach to all that are about us.
Taken up in the lips of talkers
But now they that are younger than I hold me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.
But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.
And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
1 Corinthians 4:13
Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the trash of all things unto this day.