Psalms 109 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 109


Psalms 109:1

Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

Psalms 109:2

For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me: They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.

Psalms 109:3

They have compassed me about also with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause.

Psalms 109:4

For my love they are my adversaries: But I [give myself unto] prayer.

Psalms 109:5

And they have rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love.

Psalms 109:6

Set thou a wicked man over him; And let an adversary stand at his right hand.

Psalms 109:7

When he is judged, let him come forth guilty; And let his prayer be turned into sin.

Psalms 109:8

Let his days be few; [And] let another take his office.

Psalms 109:9

Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.

Psalms 109:10

Let his children be vagabonds, and beg; And let them seek [their bread] out of their desolate places.

Psalms 109:11

Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; And let strangers make spoil of his labor.

Psalms 109:12

Let there be none to extend kindness unto him; Neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children.

Psalms 109:13

Let his posterity be cut off; In the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Psalms 109:14

Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Jehovah; And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

Psalms 109:15

Let them be before Jehovah continually, That he may cut off the memory of them from the earth;

Psalms 109:16

Because he remembered not to show kindness, But persecuted the poor and needy man, And the broken in heart, to slay [them].

Psalms 109:17

Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; And he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.

Psalms 109:18

He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment, And it came into his inward parts like water, And like oil into his bones.

Psalms 109:19

Let it be unto him as the raiment wherewith he covereth himself, And for the girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

Psalms 109:20

This is the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah, And of them that speak evil against my soul.

Psalms 109:21

But deal thou with me, O Jehovah the Lord, for thy name’s sake: Because thy lovingkindness is good, deliver thou me;

Psalms 109:22

For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.

Psalms 109:23

I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

Psalms 109:24

My knees are weak through fasting; And my flesh faileth of fatness.

Psalms 109:25

I am become also a reproach unto them: When they see me, they shake their head.

Psalms 109:26

Help me, O Jehovah my God; Oh save me according to thy lovingkindness:

Psalms 109:27

That they may know that this is thy hand; [That] thou, Jehovah, hast done it.

Psalms 109:28

Let them curse, but bless thou: When they arise, they shall be put to shame, But thy servant shall rejoice.

Psalms 109:29

Let mine adversaries be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.

Psalms 109:30

I will give great thanks unto Jehovah with my mouth; Yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

Psalms 109:31

For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, To save him from them that judge his soul.

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