16 For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

Other Translations of Psalm 44:16

New International Version

16 at the taunts of those who reproach and revile me, because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.

English Standard Version

16 at the sound of the taunter and reviler, at the sight of the enemy and the avenger.

The Message

16 Gossip and ridicule fill the air, people out to get me crowd the street.

New King James Version

16 Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the enemy and the avenger.

New Living Translation

16 All we hear are the taunts of our mockers. All we see are our vengeful enemies.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 44:16

Commentary on Psalm 44:9-16

(Read Psalm 44:9-16)

The believer must have times of temptation, affliction, and discouragement; the church must have seasons of persecution. At such times the people of God will be ready to fear that he has cast them off, and that his name and truth will be dishonoured. But they should look above the instruments of their trouble, to God, well knowing that their worst enemies have no power against them, but what is permitted from above.