Psalm 109:4
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English Standard Version
In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Psalm 60:7-14 forms this second half. The clause expressing the purpose with למען, as in its original, has the following הושׁיעה for its principal clause upon which it depends. Instead of ועננוּ, which one might have expected, the expression used here is וענני without any interchange of the mode of writing and of reading it; many printed copies have ועננו here also; Baer, following Norzi, correctly has וענני. Instead of ולי...לי, Psalm 60:9, we here read לי...לי, which is less soaring. And instead of Cry aloud concerning me, O Philistia do I shout for joy (the triumphant cry of the victor); in accordance with which Hupfeld wishes to take התרועעי in the former as infinitive: "over (עלי instead of עלי) Philistia is my shouting for joy" (התרועעי instead of התרועעי, since the infinitive does not admit of this pausal form of the imperative). For עיר מצור we have here the more usual form of expression עיר מבצר. Psalm 108:12 is weakened by the omission of the אתּה (הלא).

Psalm 109:4 Parallel Commentaries

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for my

Psalm 35:7,12 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul...

Psalm 38:20 They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

2 Samuel 13:39 And the soul of king David longed to go forth to Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

John 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?

2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

but I

Psalm 55:16,17 As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me...

Psalm 69:12,13 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards...

2 Samuel 15:31,32 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray you...

Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem...

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

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Cross References
Psalm 7:4
if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause,

Psalm 38:20
Those who render me evil for good accuse me because I follow after good.

Psalm 69:13
But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.

Psalm 120:7
I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!

Psalm 141:5
Let a righteous man strike me--it is a kindness; let him rebuke me--it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

Jeremiah 18:20
Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for my life. Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them.

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