Psalm 109:17
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New International Version
He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him.

New Living Translation
He loved to curse others; now you curse him. He never blessed others; now don't you bless him.

English Standard Version
He loved to curse; let curses come upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be far from him!

New American Standard Bible
He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.

King James Bible
As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He loved cursing--let it fall on him; he took no delight in blessing--let it be far from him.

International Standard Version
He loved to curse—may his curses return upon him! He took no delight in blessing others — so may blessings be far from him.

NET Bible
He loved to curse others, so those curses have come upon him. He had no desire to bless anyone, so he has experienced no blessings.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He did not delight in blessing, and it was far from him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They loved curses and they did not choose blessings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He loved to put curses [on others], so he, too, was cursed. He did not like to bless [others], so he never received a blessing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; And he delighted not in blessing, and it is far from him.

New American Standard 1977
He also loved cursing, so it came to him;
            And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As he loved the curse, so let it come unto him; as he delighted not in the blessing, so let it be far from him.

King James 2000 Bible
As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

American King James Version
As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

American Standard Version
Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; And he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in heart, to put him to death.

Darby Bible Translation
And he loved cursing; so let it come unto him. And he delighted not in blessing; and let it be far from him.

English Revised Version
Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; and he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.

Webster's Bible Translation
As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

World English Bible
Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn't delight in blessing, and it was far from him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he loveth reviling, and it meeteth him, And he hath not delighted in blessing, And it is far from him.
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
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. 18But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, And it entered into his body like water And like oil into his bones.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:2
For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Proverbs 14:14
The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

Ezekiel 35:9
"I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

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