Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Watch! Whether they sit down or stand up, they mock me with their songs.
He addressed his allies and the Samaritan officials, saying "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Are they intending to rebuild it by themselves? Do they intend to offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a single day? Can they make stones from this burned out rubble?"
"But now they mock me; men who are far younger than I, whose fathers I would have hated to entrust with my own sheep dogs.
But as for me, I am only a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by people.
But when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered together. They gathered together against me attackers whom I did not know. They tore me apart and would not stop.
You made us a laughing stock to our neighbors, a source of mockery and derision to those around us.
When I dressed in sackcloth, I became an object of gossip among them.
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a mockery and a derision to those around us.
Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy, for we have had more than enough of contempt.
for it was there that our captors asked us for songs and our torturers demanded joy from us, "Sing us one of the songs about Zion!"
You deceived me, LORD, and I've been deceived. You overpowered me, and you prevailed. I've become a laughing stock all day long, and everyone mocks me.
Wasn't Israel an object of mocking for you? Wasn't he treated like a thief, so that whenever you spoke about him you shook your head in contempt?
Those who passed by kept insulting him, shaking their heads,
1 Corinthians 4:9
For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display in last place, like men condemned to death. We have become a spectacle for the world, for angels, and for people to stare at.