Psalm 109:6
New International Version
Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy; let an accuser stand at his right hand.

New Living Translation
They say, “Get an evil person to turn against him. Send an accuser to bring him to trial.

English Standard Version
Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.

Berean Study Bible
Set over him a wicked man; let an accuser stand at his right hand.

New American Standard Bible
Appoint a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand.

New King James Version
Set a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand.

King James Bible
Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

Christian Standard Bible
Set a wicked person over him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.

Contemporary English Version
My enemies said, "Find some worthless fools to accuse him of a crime.

Good News Translation
Choose some corrupt judge to try my enemy, and let one of his own enemies accuse him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Set a wicked person over him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.

International Standard Version
Appoint an evil person over him; may an accuser stand at his right side.

NET Bible
Appoint an evil man to testify against him! May an accuser stand at his right side!

New Heart English Bible
Set a wicked man over him. Let an adversary stand at his right hand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Command evil against them and Satan shall stand at their right hand!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[I said,] "Appoint the evil one to oppose him. Let Satan stand beside him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Set Thou a wicked man over him; And let an adversary stand at his right hand.

New American Standard 1977
Appoint a wicked man over him; And let an accuser stand at his right hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Set thou the wicked man over him, and let Satan stand at his right hand.

King James 2000 Bible
Set you a wicked man over him: and let an accuser stand at his right hand.

American King James Version
Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

American Standard Version
Set thou a wicked man over him; And let an adversary stand at his right hand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Set thou a sinner against him; and let the devil stand at his right hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Set thou the sinner over him: and may the devil stand at his right hand.

Darby Bible Translation
Set a wicked [man] over him, and let [the] adversary stand at his right hand;

English Revised Version
Set thou a wicked man over him: and let an adversary stand at his right hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

World English Bible
Set a wicked man over him. Let an adversary stand at his right hand.

Young's Literal Translation
Appoint Thou over him the wicked, And an adversary standeth at his right hand.
Study Bible
The Song of the Slandered
5They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 6Set over him a wicked man; let an accuser stand at his right hand. 7When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayer be regarded as sin.…
Cross References
Zechariah 3:1
Then the angel showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, with Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.

Psalm 109:7
When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayer be regarded as sin.

Treasury of Scripture

Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

set thou.

Matthew 27:4
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

and let

Zechariah 3:1
And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

John 13:2,27
And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; …

Satan, or, an adversary

Matthew 5:25
Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.







Lexicon
Set
הַפְקֵ֣ד (hap̄·qêḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

over him
עָלָ֣יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a wicked man;
רָשָׁ֑ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

let an accuser
וְ֝שָׂטָ֗ן (wə·śā·ṭān)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7854: An opponent -- Satan, the arch-enemy of good

stand
יַעֲמֹ֥ד (ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

at
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his right hand.
יְמִינֽוֹ׃ (yə·mî·nōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3225: The right hand, side, the south
(6) Set thou a wicked man over him.--This rendering is abundantly confirmed by Leviticus 26:16; Numbers 4:27; Numbers 27:16; Jeremiah 15:3; Jeremiah 51:27, against Hitzig's proposed "Pronounce against him--guilty," which also would only anticipate Psalm 109:7. (Comp., too, the noun "office" in Psalm 109:8, from the same verb.) The wish expressed is that the persons indicated may fall into the hands of an unscrupulous judge. If, however, we are to think of the divine judgment, then this clause must be taken as exactly parallel to the next: "Appoint a wicked man against him." Here the imprecatory part of the psalm begins, and it has been ingeniously argued that the whole of it (Psalm 109:6-20) is a quotation, giving, not the psalmist's curse on his foes, but theirs on him. Such quotations, without any introductory words, are common, and the theory is tenable, but improbable.

Satan.--By no means here a proper name, though the LXX. and Vulg. have diabolus. The use of the same word in Psalm 109:4; Psalm 109:20; Psalm 109:29 is decisive on giving it the general meaning, "adversary" (as in margin) here; even though without the article. Satan is used for the tempting angel in 1Chronicles 21:1, and in Zechariah 3:1 we find the same post, "at the right hand," assigned to the accuser. An unscrupulous judge and an adversary as accuser, these are the substance of this imprecation.

Verses 6-15. - The imprecatory portion of the psalm now begins. It is no doubt true to say, with Tholuck, that "no passion is discernible in the imprecations, dreadful as they are." Clearly the writer is not moved by personal feelings of hostility, but by a spirit of justice, and an intense abhorrence of sin. He delivers a calm judicial sentence. Still, the spirit of Christian love must ever shrink from such utterances, which belong to an earlier and less perfect dispensation (comp. Luke 9:51-56). Verse 6. - Set thou a wicked man over him; i.e. to judge him (see ver. 7). A persecutor deserves to be himself persecuted, an oppressor to be himself oppressed. "Nec lex justior ulla est, Quam necis artifices arte periresua." And let Satan stand at his right hand; rather, an adversary, or an accuser. In courts of justice the accuser stood at the accused person's right hand. 109:6-20 The Lord Jesus may speak here as a Judge, denouncing sentence on some of his enemies, to warn others. When men reject the salvation of Christ, even their prayers are numbered among their sins. See what hurries some to shameful deaths, and brings the families and estates of others to ruin; makes them and theirs despicable and hateful, and brings poverty, shame, and misery upon their posterity: it is sin, that mischievous, destructive thing. And what will be the effect of the sentence, Go, ye cursed, upon the bodies and souls of the wicked! How it will affect the senses of the body, and the powers of the soul, with pain, anguish, horror, and despair! Think on these things, sinners, tremble and repent.
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