Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity.

King James Version

Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:

Holman Bible

Listen, our God, for we are despised. Make their insults return on their own heads and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity.

International Standard Version

"Listen, our God, because we are being mocked. Let their insults fall back on them, and let them be dragged away as captives into exile.

A Conservative Version

Hear, O our God, for we are despised, and turn back their reproach upon their own head, and give them up for a spoil in a land of captivity,

American Standard Version

Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn back their reproach upon their own head, and give them up for a spoil in a land of captivity;

Amplified

[And Nehemiah prayed] Hear, O our God, for we are despised. Turn their taunts upon their own heads, and give them for a prey in a land of their captivity.

Bible in Basic English

Give ear, O our God, for we are looked down on: let their words of shame be turned back on themselves, and let them be given up to wasting in a land where they are prisoners:

Darby Translation

Hear, our God, for we are despised, and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in a land of captivity!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Hear, O our God; for we are despised; and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of their captivity.

Julia Smith Translation

Hear, O our God; for we were despised: and turn back their reproach upon their head, and wilt thou give them for plunder in the land of captivity?

King James 2000

Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a spoil in a land of captivity:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Hear, our God, for we are despised. Turn their scorn on their head and give them over to plunder in the land of captivity.

Modern King James verseion

Oh our God, hear, for we are despised. And turn their curse upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hear, O thou our God, how we are despised! Turn their shame upon their own head, that thou mayest give them over into despising in the land of their captivity.

NET Bible

Hear, O our God, for we are despised! Return their reproach on their own head! Reduce them to plunder in a land of exile!

New Heart English Bible

"Hear, our God; for we are despised; and turn back their reproach on their own head, give them up for a spoil in a land of captivity;

The Emphasized Bible

Hear, O our God, for we have become a contempt, and turn thou back their reproach upon their own head, - and give them up as a prey, in the land of captivity;

Webster

Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:

World English Bible

"Hear, our God; for we are despised; and turn back their reproach on their own head, give them up for a spoil in a land of captivity;

Youngs Literal Translation

Hear, O our God, for we have been despised; and turn back their reproach on their own head, and give them for a spoil in a land of captivity;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O our God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

בּוּזה 
Buwzah 
Usage: 1

and turn
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

חרפּה 
Cherpah 
Usage: 73

and give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

בּזּה 
Bizzah 
Usage: 10

in the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Nehemiah Overcomes Opposition From Sanballat

3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was near him and he said, "Even what they are building--if a fox should jump on it, he would break their stone wall down!" 4 Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity. 5 Do not forgive their iniquity and let not their sin be blotted out before You, for they have demoralized the builders.



Cross References

Psalm 79:12

And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

Psalm 123:3-4

Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious to us, For we are greatly filled with contempt.

1 Samuel 17:26

Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?"

Proverbs 3:34

Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.

Hosea 12:14

Ephraim has provoked to bitter anger; So his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him And bring back his reproach to him.



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