I am a laughingstock to my[a] friends,
by calling on God, who answers me.[b]
The righteous and blameless man is a laughingstock.(A)

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  1. 12:4 Lit his
  2. 12:4 Lit him

“I have become a laughingstock(A) to my friends,(B)
    though I called on God and he answered(C)
    a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!(D)

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30 But now they mock(A) me,
men younger than I am,
whose fathers I would have refused to put
with my sheep dogs.

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30 “But now they mock me,(A)
    men younger than I,
whose fathers I would have disdained
    to put with my sheep dogs.(B)

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14 I am a laughingstock(A) to all my people,[a]
mocked by their songs(B) all day long.

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  1. 3:14 Some Hb mss, LXX, Vg; other Hb mss, Syr read all peoples

14 I became the laughingstock(A) of all my people;(B)
    they mock me in song(C) all day long.

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