Psalm 109:31
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New International Version
For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save their lives from those who would condemn them.

King James Bible
For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

Darby Bible Translation
For he standeth at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those that judge his soul.

World English Bible
For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul. A Psalm by David.

Young's Literal Translation
For He standeth at the right hand of the needy, To save from those judging his soul.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shall stand at the right hand of the poor - Even if Satan himself be the accuser, God will vindicate the innocence of his servant. Pilate and the Jews condemned our Lord to death as a malefactor; God showed his immaculate innocence by his resurrection from the dead.

The whole of this Psalm is understood by many as referring solely to Christ, the traitor Judas, and the wicked Jews. This is the view taken of it in the analysis.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for he

Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalm 73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with you: you have held me by my right hand.

Psalm 110:5 The Lord at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

Psalm 121:5 The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade on your right hand.

poor

Psalm 109:16 Because that he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Psalm 72:4,12,13 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor...

Psalm 140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

to save

Psalm 10:14 You have seen it; for you behold mischief and spite, to requite it with your hand: the poor commits himself to you...

Exodus 22:22-24 You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child...

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate...

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn...

Acts 4:10-12 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified...

Acts 5:30,31 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you slew and hanged on a tree...

those that condemn. Heb. the judges of

Library
Psalm. Cix. 21. ; Micah, vi. 9
Psalm. cix. 21.; Micah, vi. 9. Sweet is Thy mercy, O my God! When humbled at Thy feet, I learn the lessons of Thy rod, Thy mercy, Lord, is sweet. For Thou dost not in wrath chastise, But when I go astray, "Return," a voice behind me cries, "Walk here;--this is the way." Impatient of Thine easy yoke, If heedless yet I roam, Some sharp affliction, with a stroke Of kindness, warns me home. That godly sorrow then I feel, Which nothing can control, Until the hand that wounded, heal, That bruised me,
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Prayer
But I give myself unto prayer.' Psa 109: 4. I shall not here expatiate upon prayer, as it will be considered more fully in the Lord's prayer. It is one thing to pray, and another thing to be given to prayer: he who prays frequently, is said to be given to prayer; as he who often distributes alms, is said to be given to charity. Prayer is a glorious ordinance, it is the soul's trading with heaven. God comes down to us by his Spirit, and we go up to him by prayer. What is prayer? It is an offering
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

The Destruction of Jerusalem
"If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation." Luke 19:42-44. From the crest of Olivet,
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 16:8
I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 37:33
but the LORD will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned when brought to trial.

Psalm 73:23
Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.

Psalm 110:5
The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.

Psalm 121:5
The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

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