Psalm 109:27
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English Standard Version
Let them know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!

King James Bible
That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

American Standard Version
That they may know that this is thy hand; That thou, Jehovah, hast done it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And let them know that this is thy hand: and that thou, O Lord, hast done it.

English Revised Version
That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

Webster's Bible Translation
That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The thunder and lightning are now as it were followed by a shower of tears of deep sorrowful complaint. Psalm 109 here just as strikingly accords with Psalm 69, as Psalm 69 does with Psalm 22 in the last strophe but one. The twofold name Jahve Adonaj (vid., Symbolae, p. 16) corresponds to the deep-breathed complaint. עשׂה אתּי, deal with me, i.e., succouring me, does not greatly differ from לי in 1 Samuel 14:6. The confirmation, Psalm 109:21, runs like Psalm 69:17 : Thy loving-kindness is טּוב, absolutely good, the ground of everything that is good and the end of all evil. Hitzig conjectures, as in Psalm 69:17, חסדך כּטוב, "according to the goodness of Thy loving-kindness;" but this formula is without example: "for Thy loving-kindness is good" is a statement of the motive placed first and corresponding to the "for thy Name's sake." In Psalm 109:22 (a variation of Psalm 55:5) חלל, not חלל, is traditional; this חלל, as being verb. denom. from חלל, signifies to be pierced, and is therefore equivalent to חולל (cf. Luke 2:35). The metaphor of the shadow in Psalm 109:23 is as in Psalm 102:12. When the day declines, the shadow lengthens, it becomes longer and longer (Virgil, majoresque cadunt altis de montibus umbrae), till it vanishes in the universal darkness. Thus does the life of the sufferer pass away. The poet intentionally uses the Niph. נהלכתּי (another reading is נהלכתּי); it is a power rushing upon him from without that drives him away thus after the manner of a shadow into the night. The locust or grasshopper (apart from the plague of the locusts) is proverbial as being a defenceless, inoffensive little creature that is soon driven away, Job 39:20. ננער, to be shaken out or off (cf. Arabic na‛ûra, a water-wheel that fills its clay-vessels in the river and empties them out above, and הנּער, Zechariah 11:16, where Hitzig wishes to read הנּער, dispulsio equals dispulsi). The fasting in Psalm 109:24 is the result of the loathing of all food which sets in with deep grief. כּחשׁ משּׁמן signifies to waste away so that there is no more fat left.

(Note: The verbal group כחשׁ, כחד, Arab. ḥajda, kaḥuṭa, etc. has the primary signification of withdrawal and taking away or decrease; to deny is the same as to withdraw from agreement, and he becomes thin from whom the fat withdraws, goes away. Saadia compares on this passage (פרה) בהמה כחושׁה, a lean cow, Berachoth 32a. In like manner Targum II renders Genesis 41:27 תּורתא כהישׁתא, the lean kine.)

In Psalm 109:25 אני is designedly rendered prominent: in this the form of his affliction he is the butt of their reproaching, and they shake their heads doubtfully, looking upon him as one who is punished of God beyond all hope, and giving him up for lost. It is to be interpreted thus after Psalm 69:11.

Psalm 109:27 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 17:13,14 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is your sword...

Psalm 64:8,9 So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that see them shall flee away...

Psalm 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen...

Exodus 8:19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he listened not to them...

Numbers 16:28-30 And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of my own mind...

1 Samuel 17:46,47 This day will the LORD deliver you into my hand; and I will smite you, and take your head from you...

1 Kings 18:36,37 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said...

Job 37:7 He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

Acts 2:32-36 This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses...

Acts 4:16 Saying, What shall we do to these men?...

Cross References
Job 37:7
He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he made may know it.

Psalm 109:28
Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but your servant will be glad!

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