Psalm 109:16
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New Living Translation
For he refused all kindness to others; he persecuted the poor and needy, and he hounded the brokenhearted to death.

King James Bible
Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

Darby Bible Translation
Because he remembered not to shew kindness, but persecuted the afflicted and needy man, and the broken in heart, to slay him.

World English Bible
because he didn't remember to show kindness, but persecuted the poor and needy man, the broken in heart, to kill them.

Young's Literal Translation
Because that he hath not remembered to do kindness, And pursueth the poor man and needy, And the smitten of heart -- to slay,

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Bunsen's Biblical Researches.
When geologists began to ask whether changes in the earth's structure might be explained by causes still in operation, they did not disprove the possibility of great convulsions, but they lessened necessity for imagining them. So, if a theologian has his eyes opened to the Divine energy as continuous and omnipresent, he lessens the sharp contrast of epochs in Revelation, but need not assume that the stream has never varied in its flow. Devotion raises time present into the sacredness of the past;
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World

A Discourse of Mercifulness
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 These verses, like the stairs of Solomon's temple, cause our ascent to the holy of holies. We are now mounting up a step higher. Blessed are the merciful . . '. There was never more need to preach of mercifulness than in these unmerciful times wherein we live. It is reported in the life of Chrysostom that he preached much on this subject of mercifulness, and for his much pressing Christians to mercy, he was called of many, the alms-preacher,
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

How Intent the Ruler Ought to be on Meditations in the Sacred Law.
But all this is duly executed by a ruler, if, inspired by the spirit of heavenly fear and love, he meditate daily on the precepts of Sacred Writ, that the words of Divine admonition may restore in him the power of solicitude and of provident circumspection with regard to the celestial life, which familiar intercourse with men continually destroys; and that one who is drawn to oldness of life by secular society may by the aspiration of compunction be ever renewed to love of the spiritual country.
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

The Water of Life;
OR, A DISCOURSE SHOWING THE RICHNESS AND GLORY OF THE GRACE AND SPIRIT OF THE GOSPEL, AS SET FORTH IN SCRIPTURE BY THIS TERM, THE WATER OF LIFE. BY JOHN BUNYAN. 'And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.'--Revelation 22:17 London: Printed for Nathanael Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, 1688. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. Often, and in every age, the children of God have dared to doubt the sufficiency of divine grace; whether it was vast enough to reach their condition--to cleanse
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Psalm 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

Psalm 35:10
With every bone in my body I will praise him: "LORD, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the helpless from the strong? Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?"

Psalm 37:14
The wicked draw their swords and string their bows to kill the poor and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right.

Psalm 37:32
The wicked wait in ambush for the godly, looking for an excuse to kill them.

Psalm 94:6
They kill widows and foreigners and murder orphans.

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