“God has made me a byword(A) to everyone,(B)
    a man in whose face people spit.(C)

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14 You have made us a byword(A) among the nations;
    the peoples shake their heads(B) at us.

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I will make them abhorrent(A) and an offense to all the kingdoms of the earth, a reproach and a byword,(B) a curse[a](C) and an object of ridicule, wherever I banish(D) them.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 24:9 That is, their names will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that they are cursed.

17 Let the priests, who minister(A) before the Lord,
    weep(B) between the portico and the altar.(C)
Let them say, “Spare your people, Lord.
    Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn,(D)
    a byword(E) among the nations.
Why should they say among the peoples,
    ‘Where is their God?(F)’”

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