Psalm 109:16
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New International Version
For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.

New Living Translation
For he refused all kindness to others; he persecuted the poor and needy, and he hounded the brokenhearted to death.

English Standard Version
For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.

New American Standard Bible
Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.

King James Bible
Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For he did not think to show kindness, but pursued the afflicted, poor, and brokenhearted in order to put them to death.

International Standard Version
For he didn't think to extend gracious love; he harassed to death the poor, the needy, and the broken hearted.

NET Bible
For he never bothered to show kindness; he harassed the oppressed and needy, and killed the disheartened.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they did not remember to do good and they persecuted the poor and afflicted him whose heart grieves to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because he did not remember to be kind. "He drove oppressed, needy, and brokenhearted people to their graves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because that he remembered not to do kindness, But persecuted the poor and needy man, And the broken in heart he was ready to slay.

New American Standard 1977
Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness,
            But persecuted the afflicted and needy man,
            And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because he did not remember to show mercy but persecuted the man who is poor in spirit and destitute and broken in heart, that he might slay him.

King James 2000 Bible
Because he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

American King James Version
Because that he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

American Standard Version
Because he remembered not to show kindness, But persecuted the poor and needy man, And the broken in heart, to slay them .

Douay-Rheims Bible
because he remembered not to show mercy,

Darby Bible Translation
Because he remembered not to shew kindness, but persecuted the afflicted and needy man, and the broken in heart, to slay him.

English Revised Version
Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, and the broken in heart, to slay them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because that he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

World English Bible
because he didn't remember to show kindness, but persecuted the poor and needy man, the broken in heart, to kill them.

Young's Literal Translation
Because that he hath not remembered to do kindness, And pursueth the poor man and needy, And the smitten of heart -- to slay,
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
God of My Praise, Don’t Remain Silent
15Let them be before the LORD continually, That He may cut off their memory from the earth; 16Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death. 17He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.…
Cross References
Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"

Psalm 37:14
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.

Psalm 37:32
The wicked spies upon the righteous And seeks to kill him.

Psalm 94:6
They slay the widow and the stranger And murder the orphans.
Treasury of Scripture

Because that he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

he remembered

2 Samuel 17:1,2 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve …

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 18:33-35 Should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even …

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; …

persecuted

Psalm 10:2,14 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken …

Genesis 42:21 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our …

Job 19:2,3,21,22 How long will you vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words…

Matthew 27:35-46 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that …

slay

Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to them that are of a broken heart; and saves such …

Psalm 69:20-29 Reproach has broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked …

2 Samuel 16:11,12 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, …

Mark 14:34-36 And said to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful to death: tarry …

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