Psalm 109:11
New International Version
May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

New Living Translation
May creditors seize his entire estate, and strangers take all he has earned.

English Standard Version
May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!

Berean Study Bible
May the creditor seize all he owns, and strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

King James Bible
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

New King James Version
Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder his labor.

New American Standard Bible
May the creditor seize everything that he has, And may strangers plunder the product of his labor.

NASB 1995
Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.

NASB 1977
Let the creditor seize all that he has; And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.

Amplified Bible
Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.

Christian Standard Bible
Let a creditor seize all he has; let strangers plunder what he has worked for.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let a creditor seize all he has; let strangers plunder what he has worked for.

American Standard Version
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; And let strangers make spoil of his labor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The creditor will seize upon all that they have and foreigners will weaken their power.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let his creditor exact all that belongs to him: and let strangers spoil his labours.

Contemporary English Version
"Let the people he owes take everything he owns. Give it all to strangers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
May the userer search all his substance: and let strangers plunder his labours.

English Revised Version
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let strangers make spoil of his labour.

Good News Translation
May his creditors take away all his property, and may strangers get everything he worked for.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let a creditor take everything he owns. Let strangers steal what he has worked for.

International Standard Version
May creditors seize all his possessions, and may foreigners loot the property he has acquired.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let the creditor distrain all that he hath; And let strangers make spoil of his labour.

Literal Standard Version
An exactor lays a snare for all that he has, And strangers spoil his labor.

NET Bible
May the creditor seize all he owns! May strangers loot his property!

New Heart English Bible
Let the creditor seize all that he has. Let strangers plunder the fruit of his labor.

World English Bible
Let the creditor seize all that he has. Let strangers plunder the fruit of his labor.

Young's Literal Translation
An exactor layeth a snare for all that he hath, And strangers spoil his labour.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Song of the Slandered
10May his children wander as beggars, seeking sustenance far from their ruined homes. 11May the creditor seize all he owns, and strangers plunder the fruits of his labor. 12May there be no one to extend kindness to him, and no one to favor his fatherless children.…

Cross References
Nehemiah 5:7
and after serious thought I rebuked the nobles and officials, saying, "You are exacting usury from your own brothers!" So I called a large assembly against them

Job 5:5
The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from the thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

Job 20:15
He swallows wealth but vomits it out; God will force it from his stomach.

Psalm 128:2
For when you eat the fruit of your labor, blessings and prosperity will be yours.

Isaiah 1:7
Your land is desolate; your cities are burned with fire. Foreigners devour your fields before you--a desolation demolished by strangers.

Lamentations 5:2
Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our houses to foreigners.

Ezekiel 7:21
And I will hand these things over as plunder to foreigners and loot to the wicked of the earth, who will defile them.


Treasury of Scripture

Let the extortionist catch all that he has; and let the strangers spoil his labor.

extortioner

Job 5:5
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

Job 18:9-19
The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him…

Job 20:18
That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

strangers

Deuteronomy 28:29,33,34,50,51
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee

Judges 6:3-6
And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; …









(11) Let the extortioner.--Better, let the usurer lay traps to catch all that he hath. So Timon:

"Let prisons swallow them,

Debts wither them to nothing."

Verse 11. - Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; rather, the creditor, or the usurer; i.e. the man from whom he has borrowed money. And let the strangers (rather, let foreigners) spoil his labor; i.e. plunder his lands, carry off his crops, and leave him destitute.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May the creditor
נ֭וֹשֶׁה (nō·wō·šeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5383: To lend, borrow on security, interest

seize
יְנַקֵּ֣שׁ (yə·naq·qêš)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5367: To knock, strike, hit, strike or bring down

all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

he owns,
ל֑וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and strangers
זָרִ֣ים (zā·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

plunder
וְיָבֹ֖זּוּ (wə·yā·ḇōz·zū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 962: To spoil, plunder

the fruits of his labor.
יְגִיעֽוֹ׃ (yə·ḡî·‘ōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3018: Toil, a work, produce, property


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