Psalm 41:5
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New International Version
My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?"

King James Bible
Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

Darby Bible Translation
Mine enemies wish me evil: When will he die, and his name perish?

World English Bible
My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"

Young's Literal Translation
Mine enemies say evil of me: When he dieth -- his name hath perished!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Mine enemies speak evil - It is often a good man's lot to be evil spoken of; to have his motives, and even his most benevolent acts, misconstrued.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 22:6-8 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people...

Psalm 102:8 My enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

his name

Job 18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

Job 20:7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Christ Teaching Liberality
If we should attempt to mention all the parables which Jesus spoke, and the miracles which he performed, and the many other lessons which he taught, it would make a long list. As we have done before we can only take one or two specimens of these general lessons which Jesus taught. We have one of these in the title to our present chapter, which is--Christ Teaching Liberality. This was a very important lesson for Jesus to teach. One of the sad effects of sin upon our nature is to make it selfish,
Richard Newton—The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young

The Beatific vision. (Continued. )
In the Beatific Vision our intellect is glorified, and our thirst for knowledge completely satisfied. Man was created with a thirst for knowledge which can never be satiated in this world. Sin, which greatly weakened and darkened his mental faculties, has not taken away his desire and love for knowledge. And the knowledge which he acquired by eating the forbidden fruit, rather increased than satisfied his thirst. But all his efforts to reach the perfection of knowledge, even in the natural order,
F. J. Boudreaux—The Happiness of Heaven

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 38:12
Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.

Psalm 83:4
"Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel's name is remembered no more."

Psalm 109:20
May this be the LORD's payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me.

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