Take away from me shame and bitter words; for I have kept your unchanging word in my heart.
Don't let them mock and humiliate me; I've been careful to do just what you said.
Remove from me reproach and contempt, For I have kept Your testimonies.
Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
Remove the insults and contempt that have fallen on me because I have obeyed your written instructions.
Spare me* shame and humiliation, for I observe your rules.
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tnHeb “roll away from upon me.” Some derive the imperatival form גַּל (gal) from גָּלָה (galah, “uncover,” as in v. 18), but here the form is from גָּלַל (galal, “roll”; see Josh 5:9, where חֶרְפָּה [kherpah, “shame; reproach”] also appears as object of the verb). Some, following the lead of a Dead Sea scroll (11QPsa), emend the form to גֹּל (gol).