Psalm 109:15
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English Standard Version
Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth!

King James Bible
Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
May they be before the lord continually, and let the memory of them perish from the earth:

English Revised Version
Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The writer now turns to one among the many, and in the angry zealous fervour of despised love calls down God's judgment upon him. To call down a higher power, more particularly for punishment, upon any one is expressed by על (הפקיד) פּקד, Jeremiah 15:3; Leviticus 26:16. The tormentor of innocence shall find a superior executor who will bring him before the tribunal (which is expressed in Latin by legis actio per manus injectionem). The judgment scene in Psalm 109:6, Psalm 109:7 shows that this is what is intended in Psalm 109:6: At the right hand is the place of the accuser, who in this instance will not rest before the damnatus es has been pronounced. He is called שׂטן, which is not to be understood here after 1 Samuel 29:4; 2 Samuel 19:22, but after Zechariah 3:1; 1 Chronicles 21:1, if not directly of Satan, still of a superhuman (cf. Numbers 22:22) being which opposes him, by appearing before God as his κατήγωρ; for according to Psalm 109:7 the שׂטן is to be thought of as accuser, and according to Psalm 109:7 God as Judge. רשׁע has the sense of reus, and יצא refers to the publication of the sentence. Psalm 109:7 wishes that his prayer, viz., that by which he would wish to avert the divine sentence of condemnation, may become לחטאה, not: a missing of the mark, i.e., ineffectual (Thenius), but, according to the usual signification of the word: a sin, viz., because it proceeds from despair, not from true penitence. In Psalm 109:8 the incorrigible one is wished an untimely death (מעטּים as in one other instance, only, Ecclesiastes 5:1) and the loss of his office. The lxx renders: τὴν ἐπισκοπὴν αὐτοῦ λάβοι ἕτερος. פּקדּה really signifies the office of overseer, oversight, office, and the one individual must have held a prominent position among the enemies of the psalmist. Having died off from this position before his time, he shall leave behind him a family deeply reduced in circumstances, whose former dwelling - place-he was therefore wealthy - becomes "ruins." His children wander up and down far from these ruins (מן as e.g., in Judges 5:11; Job 28:4) and beg (דּרשׁ, like προσαιτεῖν ἐπαιτεῖν, Sir. 40:28 equals לחם בּקּשׁ, Psalm 37:25). Instead of ודרשׁוּ the reading ודרשׁוּ is also found. A Poel is now and then formed from the strong verbs also,

(Note: In connection with the strong verb it frequently represents the Piel which does not occur, as with דּרשׁ, לשׁן, שׁפט, or even represents the Piel which, as in the case of שׁרשׁ, is already made use of in another signification (Piel, to root out; Poel, to take root).)

in the inflexion of which the Cholem is sometimes shortened to Kametz chatuph; vid., the forms of לשׁן, to slander, in Psalm 101:5, תּאר, to sketch, mark out in outline, Isaiah 44:13, cf. also Job 20:26 (תּאכלהוּ) and Isaiah 62:9 (according to the reading מאספיו). To read the Kametz in these instances as ā, and to regard these forms as resolved Piels, is, in connection with the absence of the Metheg, contrary to the meaning of the pointing; on purpose to guard against this way of reading it, correct codices have ודרשׁוּ (cf. Psalm 69:19), which Baer has adopted.

Psalm 109:15 Parallel Commentaries

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before

Psalm 51:9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

Psalm 90:8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.

Deuteronomy 32:34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

Jeremiah 2:22 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, said the Lord GOD.

Hosea 7:2 And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about...

Amos 8:7 The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

cut off

Psalm 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Psalm 34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Job 18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

Isaiah 65:15 And you shall leave your name for a curse to my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay you, and call his servants by another name:

Cross References
Job 18:17
His memory perishes from the earth, and he has no name in the street.

Psalm 34:16
The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

Psalm 90:8
You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.

Jeremiah 16:17
For my eyes are on all their ways. They are not hidden from me, nor is their iniquity concealed from my eyes.

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