New International Version
Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy; let an accuser stand at his right hand.
King James Bible
Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
Darby Bible Translation
Set a wicked [man] over him, and let [the] adversary stand at his right hand;
World English Bible
Set a wicked man over him. Let an adversary stand at his right hand.
Young's Literal Translation
Appoint Thou over him the wicked, And an adversary standeth at his right hand.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let Satan stand at his right hand - As the word שטן satan means an adversary simply, though sometimes it is used to express the evil spirit Satan, I think it best to preserve here its grammatical meaning: "Let an adversary stand at his right hand:" i.e., Let him be opposed and thwarted in all his purposes.
All the Versions have devil, or some equivocal word. The Arabic has eblees, the chief of the apostate spirits; but the name is probably corrupted from the Greek διαβολος diabolos; from which the Latin diabolus. the Italian diavolo, the Spanish diablo, the French diable, the Irish or Celtic diabal, the Dutch duivel, the German teufel, the Anglo-Saxon deofal, and the English devil, are all derived. The original, διαβολος, comes from δια βαλλειν to shoot or pierce through.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
set thou. Dr. Sykes, Michaelis, and others, contend that these imprecations are those of David's enemies against himself; and they would render, Set say they, a wicked, etc; but this is rendered highly improbable by the
8th verse being applied by Peter to the traitor Judas, of whom David was certainly not a type. Bp. Horsley and others, however, render the verbs in the future tense, the first verb alone being in the imperative; justly considering the Psalmist as merely uttering prophetic denunciations of God's displeasure against sinners.
Satan, or, an adversary
LibraryPsalm. 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
The Destruction of Jerusalem
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.
When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him.
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