English Standard Version
He loved to curse; let curses come upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be 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.
American Standard Version
Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; And he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.
But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in heart, to put him to death.
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.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The Piel נקּשׁ properly signifies to catch in snares; here, like the Arabic Arab. nqš, II, IV, corresponding to the Latin obligare (as referring to the creditor's right of claim); nosheh is the name of the creditor as he who gives time for payment, gives credit (vid., Isaiah 24:2). In Psalm 109:12 משׁך חסד, to draw out mercy, is equivalent to causing it to continue and last, Psalm 36:11, cf. Jeremiah 31:3. אחריתו, Psalm 109:13, does not signify his future, but as Psalm 109:13 (cf. Psalm 37:38) shows: his posterity. יהי להכרית is not merely exscindatur, but exscindenda sit (Ezekiel 30:16, cf. Joshua 2:6), just as in other instances חיה ל corresponds to the active fut. periphrasticum, e.g., Genesis 15:12; Isaiah 37:26. With reference to ימּח instead of ימּח (contracted from ימּחה), vid., Ges. 75, rem. 8. A Jewish acrostic interpretation of the name ישׁוּ runs: ימּח שׁמו וזכרו. This curse shall overtake the family of the υἱὸς τῆς ἀπωλείας. All the sins of his parents and ancestors shall remain indelible above before God the Judge, and here below the race, equally guilty, shall be rooted out even to its memory, i.e., to the last trace of it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.
I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
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