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For it is on your account I bear insult,
    that disgrace covers my face.(A)
I have become an outcast to my kindred,
    a stranger to my mother’s children.(B)
10 Because zeal for your house has consumed me,[a]
    I am scorned by those who scorn you.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 69:10 Zeal for your house has consumed me: the psalmist’s commitment to God’s cause brings only opposition, cf. Jn 2:17. I am scorned by those who scorn you: Rom 15:3 uses the verse as an example of Jesus’ unselfishness.

21 Insult has broken my heart, and I despair;
    I looked for compassion, but there was none,(A)
    for comforters, but found none.
22 Instead they gave me poison for my food;
    and for my thirst they gave me vinegar.(B)

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31 [a]That I may praise God’s name in song
    and glorify it with thanksgiving.

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Footnotes

  1. 69:31 That I may praise God’s name in song: the actual song is cited in Ps 69:33–35, the word “praise” in Ps 69:35 referring back to “praise” in Ps 69:31.

33 “See, you lowly ones, and be glad;
    you who seek God, take heart!(A)
34 For the Lord hears the poor,
    and does not spurn those in bondage.

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