English Standard Version
May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
King James Bible
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
American Standard Version
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; And let strangers make spoil of his labor.
May the userer search all his substance: and let strangers plunder his labours.
English Revised Version
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let strangers make spoil of his labour.
Webster's Bible Translation
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let strangers spoil his labor.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
A sign for help and complaints of ungrateful persecutors form the beginning of the Psalm. "God of my praise" is equivalent to God, who art my praise, Jeremiah 17:14, cf. Deuteronomy 10:21. The God whom the Psalmist has hitherto had reason to praise will also now show Himself to him as worthy to be praised. Upon this faith he bases the prayer: be not silent (Psalm 28:1; Psalm 35:22)! A mouth such as belongs to the "wicked," a mouth out of which comes "deceit," have they opened against him; they have spoken with him a tongue (accusative, vid., on Psalm 64:6), i.e., a language, of falsehood. דּברי of things and utterances as in Psalm 35:20. It would be capricious to take the suffix of אהבתי in Psalm 109:4 as genit. object. (love which they owe me), and in Psalm 109:5 as genit. subject.; from Psalm 38:21 it may be seen that the love which he has shown to them is also meant in Psalm 109:4. The assertion that he is "prayer" is intended to say that he, repudiating all revenges of himself, takes refuge in God in prayer and commits his cause into His hands. They have loaded him with evil for good, and hatred for the love he has shown to them. Twice he lays emphasis on the fact that it is love which they have requited to him with its opposite. Perfects alternate with aorists: it is no enmity of yesterday; the imprecations that follow presuppose an inflexible obduracy on the side of the enemies.
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I took counsel with myself, and I brought charges against the nobles and the officials. I said to them, "You are exacting interest, each from his brother." And I held a great assembly against them
The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
He swallows down riches and vomits them up again; God casts them out of his belly.
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
Your country lies desolate; your cities are burned with fire; in your very presence foreigners devour your land; it is desolate, as overthrown by foreigners.
Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our homes to foreigners.
And I will give it into the hands of foreigners for prey, and to the wicked of the earth for spoil, and they shall profane it.
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