Psalm 109:4 {108:4}
Good News Translation
They oppose me, even though I love them and have prayed for them.

Contemporary English Version
I had pity and prayed for my enemies, but their words to me were harsh and cruel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.

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Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.

for my

Psalm 35:7,12 For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul. . . .

Psalm 38:20 They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.

2 Samuel 13:39 And king David ceased to pursue after Absalom, because he was comforted concerning the death of Ammon.

John 10:32 Jesus answered them: Many good works I have shewed you from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?

2 Corinthians 12:15 But I most gladly will spend and be spent myself for your souls: although loving you more, I be loved less.

but I

Psalm 55:16,17 But I have cried to God: and the Lord will save me. . . .

Psalm 69:12,13 They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank wine made me their song. . . .

2 Samuel 15:31,32 And it was told David that Achitophel also was in the conspiracy with Absalom, and David said: Infatuate, O Lord, I beseech thee, the counsel of Achitophel. . . .

Daniel 6:10 Now, when Daniel knew this, that is to say, that the law was made, he went into his house: and opening the windows in his upper chamber towards Jerusalem, he knelt down three times a day, and adored and gave thanks before his God, as he had been accustomed to do before.

Luke 6:11,12 And they were filled with madness: and they talked one with another, what they might do to Jesus. . . .

Luke 23:34 And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.

Context
The Song of the Slandered
3They have spoken against me with deceitful tongues; and they have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against me without cause. 4Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.5And they repaid me evil for good: and hatred for my love.…
Cross References
Psalm 7:4
If I have rendered to them that repaid me evils, let me deservedly fall empty before my enemies.

Psalm 38:20
They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.

Psalm 69:13
But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy good pleasure, O God. In the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

Psalm 120:7
With them that hated peace I was peaceable: when I spoke to them they fought against me without cause.

Psalm 141:5
The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased:

Jeremiah 18:20
Shall evil be rendered for good, because they have digged a pit for my soul? Remember that I have stood in thy sight, to speak good for them, and to turn away thy indignation from them.

Additional Translations
In return for my love they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

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

Instead of loving me, they falsely accused me: but I continued to pray.

For my love they are mine adversaries; but I [give myself unto] prayer.

For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

In return for my love, they are my adversaries; but I am in prayer.

For my love they oppose me, and I -- prayer!
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