Psalm 109:17
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New International Version
He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him.

King James Bible
As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he loved cursing; so let it come unto him. And he delighted not in blessing; and let it be far from him.

World English Bible
Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn't delight in blessing, and it was far from him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he loveth reviling, and it meeteth him, And he hath not delighted in blessing, And it is far from him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him - The Jews said, when crucifying our Lord, His blood be upon us and our children! Never was an imprecation more dreadfully fulfilled.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 52:4,5 You love all devouring words, O you deceitful tongue...

Psalm 59:12,13 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak...

Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Ezekiel 35:6 Therefore, as I live, said the Lord GOD, I will prepare you to blood, and blood shall pursue you: since you have not hated blood...

Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.

2 Thessalonians 2:10,11 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth...

Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

Library
Psalm. Cix. 21. ; Micah, vi. 9
Psalm. cix. 21.; Micah, vi. 9. Sweet is Thy mercy, O my God! When humbled at Thy feet, I learn the lessons of Thy rod, Thy mercy, Lord, is sweet. For Thou dost not in wrath chastise, But when I go astray, "Return," a voice behind me cries, "Walk here;--this is the way." Impatient of Thine easy yoke, If heedless yet I roam, Some sharp affliction, with a stroke Of kindness, warns me home. That godly sorrow then I feel, Which nothing can control, Until the hand that wounded, heal, That bruised me,
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Prayer
But I give myself unto prayer.' Psa 109: 4. I shall not here expatiate upon prayer, as it will be considered more fully in the Lord's prayer. It is one thing to pray, and another thing to be given to prayer: he who prays frequently, is said to be given to prayer; as he who often distributes alms, is said to be given to charity. Prayer is a glorious ordinance, it is the soul's trading with heaven. God comes down to us by his Spirit, and we go up to him by prayer. What is prayer? It is an offering
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

The Destruction of Jerusalem
"If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation." Luke 19:42-44. From the crest of Olivet,
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Matthew 7:2
For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Proverbs 14:14
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.

Ezekiel 35:9
I will make you desolate forever; your towns will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

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