Psalms 80:6

6 You make us the scorn of our neighbors; 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 with your people's prayers?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.
6 You make us the scorn of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.
8 You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.

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