New International Version
May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him.
King James Bible
Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
Darby Bible Translation
Let it be unto him as a garment with which he covereth himself, and for a girdle wherewith he is constantly girded.
World English Bible
Let it be to him as the clothing with which he covers himself, for the belt that is always around him.
Young's Literal Translation
It is to him as apparel -- he covereth himself, And for a continual girdle he girdeth it on.
Psalm 109:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And for a girdle - Let the curse cleave to him throughout life: as the girdle binds all the clothes to the body, let the curse of God bind all mischiefs and maladies to his body and soul.
The Hindoos, Budhists, and others often wear a gold or silver chain about their waist. One of those chains, once the ornament of a Moudeliar in the island of Ceylon, lies now before me: it is silver, and curiously wrought.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
as the garment
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
2 Samuel 22:40
You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.
May my accusers be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak.
Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
He will set fire to the temples of the gods of Egypt; he will burn their temples and take their gods captive. As a shepherd picks his garment clean of lice, so he will pick Egypt clean and depart.
The king will mourn, the prince will be clothed with despair, and the hands of the people of the land will tremble. I will deal with them according to their conduct, and by their own standards I will judge them. "'Then they will know that I am the LORD.'"
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