Psalm 69:20

20 Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.

Read Psalm 69:20 Using Other Translations

Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
Reproaches have broken my heart, so that I am in despair. I looked for pity, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none.
Their insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. If only one person would show some pity; if only one would turn and comfort me.

What does Psalm 69:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 69:20

Reproach hath broken my heart
This was his case when his soul was exceeding sorrowful unto death, and his heart like wax melted in the midst of his bows is, ( Matthew 26:38 ) ( Psalms 22:14 ) ;

and I am full of heaviness;
as he was in the garden, ( Mark 14:33 ) ; or, "very sick, [yea], incurably sick", as the word F7 signifies; see ( 2 Samuel 12:15 ) ( Jeremiah 30:12 Jeremiah 30:15 ) . For what cure is there for a broken heart?

and I looked [for some] to take pity, but [there was] none; and for
comforters, but I found none:
his disciples forsook him and fled; the priests, scribes, and common people, that attended him at the cross, mocking him; the thieves that were crucified with him reviled him; and his Father hid his face from him; only a few women stood afar off and lamented.


F7 (hvwnaw) "adeo ut afficiar aegritudine", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "dolui vel aegritudine affectus sum", Gejerus.
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