3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

Other Translations of Psalm 70:3

New International Version

3 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" turn back because of their shame.

English Standard Version

3 Let them turn back because of their shame who say, "Aha, Aha!"

The Message

3 Give them a taste of their own medicine, those gossips off clucking their tongues.

New King James Version

3 Let them be turned back because of their shame, Who say, "Aha, aha!"

New Living Translation

3 Let them be horrified by their shame, for they said, "Aha! We've got him now!"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 70:3

Chapter Contents

The speedy destruction of the wicked, and the preservation of the godly.

This psalm is almost the same as the last five verses of Psalm 40. While here we behold Jesus Christ set forth in poverty and distress, we also see him denouncing just and fearful punishment on his Jewish, heathen, and antichristian enemies; and pleading for the joy and happiness of his friends, to his Father's honour. Let us apply these things to our own troubled circumstances, and in a believing manner bring them, and the sinful causes thereof, to our remembrance. Urgent trials should always awake fervent prayers.