Psalm 109:10
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New International Version
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.

New Living Translation
May his children wander as beggars and be driven from their ruined homes.

English Standard Version
May his children wander about and beg, seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!

New American Standard Bible
Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.

King James Bible
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let his children wander as beggars, searching for food far from their demolished homes.

International Standard Version
May his children roam around begging, seeking food while driven far from their ruined homes.

NET Bible
May his children roam around begging, asking for handouts as they leave their ruined home!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
(This verse is missing in the Peshitta)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let his children wander around and beg. Let them seek help far from their ruined homes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let his children be continually vagabonds and beg; let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.

King James 2000 Bible
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

American King James Version
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

American Standard Version
Let his children be vagabonds, and beg; And let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let his children be carried about vagabonds, and beg; and let them be cast out of their dwellings.

Darby Bible Translation
Let his sons be vagabonds and beg, and let them seek [their bread] far from their desolate places;

English Revised Version
Let his children be vagabonds, and beg; and let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

World English Bible
Let his children be wandering beggars. Let them be sought from their ruins.

Young's Literal Translation
And wander continually do his sons, Yea, they have begged, And have sought out of their dry places.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg. If it be just that the sins of the fathers be visited upon the children, the psalmist may be regarded as justified in this wish. Still, it is not one that a Christian will readily echo. Let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places. Professor Cheyne corrects דָרְשׁוּ into לֺגּדְשׁוּ, and translates, "Let them be driven from their desolate houses."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg,.... Wander from place to place, begging their bread: this is denied of the children of good men in David's time, Psalm 37:25 yet was threatened to the children of Eli, 1 Samuel 2:36 and was very likely literally true of the children of Judas; and was certainly the case of multitudes of the children of the Jews, the posterity of them that crucified Christ, at the time of their destruction by the Romans; when great numbers were dispersed, and wandered about in various countries, as vagabonds, begging their bread from door to door; which is reckoned (a) by them a great affliction, and very distressing.

Let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places; either describing, as Kimchi thinks, the miserable cottages, forlorn and desolate houses, in which they lived, and from whence they went out to everyone that passed by, to ask relief of them; or it may be rendered,

because of their desolate places (b); or, "after them"; so the Targum, "after their desolation was made"; when their grand house was left desolate, their temple, as our Lord said it should, and was, Matthew 23:38, and all their other houses in Jerusalem and in Judea; then were they obliged to seek their bread of others elsewhere, and by begging. The Syriac version wants this verse.

(a) Mifchar Hapeninim apud Buxtorf. Florileg. Heb. p. 262, 263. (b) So De Dieu, Gejerus, and some in Michaelis.



Psalm 109:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
God of My Praise, Don't Remain Silent
9Let his children be fatherless And his wife a widow. 10Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes. 11Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.…
Cross References
Genesis 4:12
When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."

Job 30:5
They were banished from human society, shouted at as if they were thieves.

Psalm 37:25
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

Psalm 59:15
They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.
Treasury of Scripture

Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Psalm 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous …

Genesis 4:12-14 When you till the ground, it shall not from now on yield to you her …

2 Samuel 3:29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and …

2 Kings 5:27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall stick to you, and to your seed for ever…

Job 24:8-12 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock …

Job 30:3-9 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness …

Isaiah 16:2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, …

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