English Standard Version
May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life!
King James Bible
Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
American Standard Version
This is the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah, And of them that speak evil against my soul.
This is the work of them who detract me before the Lord; and who speak evils against my soul.
English Revised Version
This is the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
Webster's Bible Translation
Let this be the reward of my adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The Piel נקּשׁ properly signifies to catch in snares; here, like the Arabic Arab. nqš, II, IV, corresponding to the Latin obligare (as referring to the creditor's right of claim); nosheh is the name of the creditor as he who gives time for payment, gives credit (vid., Isaiah 24:2). In Psalm 109:12 משׁך חסד, to draw out mercy, is equivalent to causing it to continue and last, Psalm 36:11, cf. Jeremiah 31:3. אחריתו, Psalm 109:13, does not signify his future, but as Psalm 109:13 (cf. Psalm 37:38) shows: his posterity. יהי להכרית is not merely exscindatur, but exscindenda sit (Ezekiel 30:16, cf. Joshua 2:6), just as in other instances חיה ל corresponds to the active fut. periphrasticum, e.g., Genesis 15:12; Isaiah 37:26. With reference to ימּח instead of ימּח (contracted from ימּחה), vid., Ges. 75, rem. 8. A Jewish acrostic interpretation of the name ישׁוּ runs: ימּח שׁמו וזכרו. This curse shall overtake the family of the υἱὸς τῆς ἀπωλείας. All the sins of his parents and ancestors shall remain indelible above before God the Judge, and here below the race, equally guilty, shall be rooted out even to its memory, i.e., to the last trace of it.
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2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die, and his name perish?"
He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them.
For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together
He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness; the LORD our God will wipe them out.
Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.
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