Psalms 80:6

6 You have made us a strife to our neighbors, And our enemies laugh among themselves.

Psalms 80:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 80:6

Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours
Either obliges us to contend with them for our defence and safety; or having given us into their hands, they strive and contend one with another about dividing the spoil:

and our enemies laugh among themselves;
at us, and because there is no help for us in God, as they imagine; or at God himself, as Kimchi, saying he cannot save as.

Psalms 80:6 In-Context

4 O Lord God of hosts, How long will You be angry Against the prayer of Your people?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in great measure.
6 You have made us a strife to our neighbors, And our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 Restore us, O God of hosts; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!
8 You have brought a vine out of Egypt; You have cast out the nations, and planted it.