Psalm 109:29
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English Standard Version
May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak!

King James Bible
Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

American Standard Version
Let mine adversaries be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them that detract me be clothed with shame: and let them be covered with the their confusion as with a double cloak.

English Revised Version
Let mine adversaries be clothed with dishonour, and let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a mantle.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let my adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The thunder and lightning are now as it were followed by a shower of tears of deep sorrowful complaint. Psalm 109 here just as strikingly accords with Psalm 69, as Psalm 69 does with Psalm 22 in the last strophe but one. The twofold name Jahve Adonaj (vid., Symbolae, p. 16) corresponds to the deep-breathed complaint. עשׂה אתּי, deal with me, i.e., succouring me, does not greatly differ from לי in 1 Samuel 14:6. The confirmation, Psalm 109:21, runs like Psalm 69:17 : Thy loving-kindness is טּוב, absolutely good, the ground of everything that is good and the end of all evil. Hitzig conjectures, as in Psalm 69:17, חסדך כּטוב, "according to the goodness of Thy loving-kindness;" but this formula is without example: "for Thy loving-kindness is good" is a statement of the motive placed first and corresponding to the "for thy Name's sake." In Psalm 109:22 (a variation of Psalm 55:5) חלל, not חלל, is traditional; this חלל, as being verb. denom. from חלל, signifies to be pierced, and is therefore equivalent to חולל (cf. Luke 2:35). The metaphor of the shadow in Psalm 109:23 is as in Psalm 102:12. When the day declines, the shadow lengthens, it becomes longer and longer (Virgil, majoresque cadunt altis de montibus umbrae), till it vanishes in the universal darkness. Thus does the life of the sufferer pass away. The poet intentionally uses the Niph. נהלכתּי (another reading is נהלכתּי); it is a power rushing upon him from without that drives him away thus after the manner of a shadow into the night. The locust or grasshopper (apart from the plague of the locusts) is proverbial as being a defenceless, inoffensive little creature that is soon driven away, Job 39:20. ננער, to be shaken out or off (cf. Arabic na‛ûra, a water-wheel that fills its clay-vessels in the river and empties them out above, and הנּער, Zechariah 11:16, where Hitzig wishes to read הנּער, dispulsio equals dispulsi). The fasting in Psalm 109:24 is the result of the loathing of all food which sets in with deep grief. כּחשׁ משּׁמן signifies to waste away so that there is no more fat left.

(Note: The verbal group כחשׁ, כחד, Arab. ḥajda, kaḥuṭa, etc. has the primary signification of withdrawal and taking away or decrease; to deny is the same as to withdraw from agreement, and he becomes thin from whom the fat withdraws, goes away. Saadia compares on this passage (פרה) בהמה כחושׁה, a lean cow, Berachoth 32a. In like manner Targum II renders Genesis 41:27 תּורתא כהישׁתא, the lean kine.)

In Psalm 109:25 אני is designedly rendered prominent: in this the form of his affliction he is the butt of their reproaching, and they shake their heads doubtfully, looking upon him as one who is punished of God beyond all hope, and giving him up for lost. It is to be interpreted thus after Psalm 69:11.

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Psalm 109:17-19 As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him...

Psalm 6:10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Psalm 35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at my hurt...

Psalm 132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but on himself shall his crown flourish.

Psalm 140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail...

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Micah 7:10 Then she that is my enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said to me, Where is the LORD your God?...

Cross References
Job 8:22
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more."

Psalm 35:26
Let them be put to shame and disappointed altogether who rejoice at my calamity! Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me!

Psalm 71:13
May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my hurt.

Psalm 83:16
Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O LORD.

Psalm 89:45
You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with shame. Selah

Psalm 109:18
He clothed himself with cursing as his coat; may it soak into his body like water, like oil into his bones!

Psalm 109:19
May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!

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