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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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryPsalm. 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
The Destruction of Jerusalem
For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.
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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