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I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
On their downsitting and their uprising, do thou look, I, am their song.
and spake before his brethren, and the army of Samaria, and said, What are, these feeble Jews, doing? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they bring to life the stones out of the heaps of dust, when, they, have been burned up?
But, now, they who are of fewer days than I, have poured derision upon me; whose fathers I refused - to set with the dogs of my flock.
But, I, am a worm and no one, a reproach of men, and despised of a people;
But, in mine overthrow, have they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together, - There gathered themselves together against me foolish men, and I knew it not, They have torn in pieces, and not been silent;
Thou dust make us, A reproach to our neighbours, A mockery and a derision to them who are round about us:
When I have made my clothing of sackcloth, Then have I served them for a by-word;
We have become, A reproach to our neighbours, - A mockery and a derision, to them who are round about us.
Show us favour, O Yahweh, show us favour, for, exceedingly, are we sated with contempt:
For, there, our captors asked of us words of song, and our plunderers - gladness, - Sing us of the songs of Zion!
Thou didst persuade me, O Yahweh and I was persuaded, Thou didst lay firm hold on me and didst prevail, - I am become a mockery, all the day, Every one, is laughing at me.
And was it not, a derision, that Israel became to thee? And was it not among thieves, he was found? For, as often as thou didst speak of him, thou didst wag the head!
And, they who were passing by, were reviling him, shaking their heads,
1 Corinthians 4:9
For I think that, God, hath set forth, us the apostles, to be last of all, as men devoted to death, - in that, a spectacle, have we been made, unto the world, - both unto messengers and unto men.