New International Version
May this be the LORD's payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me.
King James Bible
Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
Darby Bible Translation
Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
World English Bible
This is the reward of my adversaries from Yahweh, of those who speak evil against my soul.
Young's Literal Translation
This is the wage of mine accusers from Jehovah, And of those speaking evil against my soul.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the Lord, and of them that speak evil apainst my soul - Following the mode of interpretation already adopted, this may mean: All these maledictions shall be fulfilled on my enemies; they shall have them for their reward. So all the opposition made by the Jews against our Lord, and the obloquies and execrations wherewith they have loaded him and his religion, have fallen upon themselves; and they are awful examples of the wrath of God abiding on them that believe not.
But is not this verse a key to all that preceded it? The original, fairly interpreted, will lead us to a somewhat different meaning: זאת פעלת שטני מאת יהוה והדברים רע על נפשי zoth peullath soteney meeth Yehovah, vehaddoberim ra al naphshi. "This is the work of my adversaries before the Lord, and of those who speak evil against my soul," or life. That is, all that is said from the sixth to the twentieth verse consists of the evil words and imprecations of my enemies against my soul, laboring to set the Lord, by imprecations, against me, that their curses may take effect. This, which is a reasonable interpretation, frees the whole Psalm from every difficulty. Surely, the curses contained in it are more like those which proceed from the mouth of the wicked, than from one inspired by tne Spirit of the living God. Taking the words in this sense, which I am persuaded is the best, and which the original will well bear and several of the Versions countenance, then our translation may stand just as it is, only let the reader remember that at the sixth verse David begins to tell how his enemies cursed Him, while he prayed for Them.
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
2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.
My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?"
Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.
For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.
He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.
Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done.
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