Psalm 109:16
New International Version
For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.

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

English Standard Version
For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.

Berean Study Bible
For he never thought to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and brokenhearted, even to their death.

New American Standard Bible
Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them 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.

Christian Standard Bible
For he did not think to show kindness, but pursued the suffering, needy, and brokenhearted in order to put them to death.

Contemporary English Version
He was so cruel to the poor, homeless, and discouraged that they died young.

Good News Translation
That man never thought of being kind; he persecuted and killed the poor, the needy, and the helpless.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For he did not think to show kindness, but pursued the afflicted, poor, and brokenhearted in order to put them to death.

International Standard Version
For he didn't think to extend gracious love; he harassed to death the poor, the needy, and the broken hearted.

NET Bible
For he never bothered to show kindness; he harassed the oppressed and needy, and killed the disheartened.

New Heart English Bible
because he did not remember to show kindness, but persecuted the poor and needy man, the broken in heart, to kill them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they did not remember to do good and they persecuted the poor and afflicted him whose heart grieves to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because he did not remember to be kind. "He drove oppressed, needy, and brokenhearted people to their graves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because that he remembered not to do kindness, But persecuted the poor and needy man, And the broken in heart he was ready to slay.

New American Standard 1977
Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because he did not remember to show mercy but persecuted the man who is poor in spirit and destitute and broken in heart, that he might slay him.

King James 2000 Bible
Because he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

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

American Standard Version
Because he remembered not to show kindness, But persecuted the poor and needy man, And the broken in heart, to slay them .

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Because he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the needy and poor man, and that to slay him that was pricked in the heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
because he remembered not to show mercy,

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.

English Revised Version
Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, and the broken in heart, to slay them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because that he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

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,
Study Bible
The Song of the Slandered
15May their sins always remain before the LORD, that He may cut off their memory from the earth. 16For he never thought to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and brokenhearted, even to their death. 17The cursing he loved, may it fall on him; the blessing he refused to delight in, may it be far from him.…
Cross References
Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted; He saves the contrite in spirit.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones will exclaim, "Who is like You, O LORD, who delivers the afflicted from the aggressor, the poor and needy from the robber?"

Psalm 37:14
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.

Psalm 37:32
Though the wicked lie in wait for the righteous, and seek to slay them,

Psalm 94:6
They kill the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.

Treasury of Scripture

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

he remembered

2 Samuel 17:1,2
Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night: …

Matthew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 18:33-35
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? …

persecuted

Psalm 10:2,14
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined…

Genesis 42:21
And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

Job 19:2,3,21,22
How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words? …

slay

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psalm 69:20-29
Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none…

2 Samuel 16:11,12
And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him…







Lexicon
For
יַ֗עַן (ya·‘an)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3282: Heed, purpose, to indicate the reason, cause

he never
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

thought
זָכַר֮ (zā·ḵar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

to show
עֲשׂ֪וֹת (‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

kindness,
חָ֥סֶד (ḥā·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

but pursued
וַיִּרְדֹּ֡ף (way·yir·dōp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

the poor
עָנִ֣י (‘ā·nî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

and needy
וְ֭אֶבְיוֹן (wə·’eḇ·yō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

and
וְנִכְאֵ֨ה (wə·niḵ·’êh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5218: Smitten, afflicted

brokenhearted,
לֵבָ֬ב (lê·ḇāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

even to their death.
לְמוֹתֵֽת׃ (lə·mō·w·ṯêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
(16) Poor.--The Hebrew word thus rendered, viz., 'ani, has suggested a reference to the murder of the high priest Onias (2 Maccabees 4:34-36).

Verses 16-20. - A portraiture of the wicked man, who was David's chief adversary at the time, is now given, in explanation, and perhaps in justification, of the numerous and severe anathemas. He was merciless (ver. 16), a persecutor of the poor (ver. 16), given to cursing (vers. 17, 18), and one who spoke evil against the innocent (ver. 20). Verse 16. - Because that he remembered not to show mercy. Saul certainly was a persecutor of this kind - implacable; one whom compassion never touched; who, after he had once become David's enemy, never under any circumstances showed him mercy. But otherwise the description scarcely seems to point to Saul. But persecuted the poor and needy man (see 1 Samuel 18:10; 1 Samuel 19:1, 10, 11; 1 Samuel 20:31; 1 Samuel 23:8, 14, 25; 1 Samuel 24:2; 1 Samuel 26:2-20; 1 Samuel 27:1, etc.). That he might even slay the broken in heart; literally, and the broken in heart (or, yea, the broken in heart) to slay him. It was certainly Saul's object to slay David (1 Samuel 18:11; 1 Samuel 19:1, 10; 1 Samuel 20:1, etc.). It was probably also Ahithophel's (2 Samuel 17:2). 109:6-20 The Lord Jesus may speak here as a Judge, denouncing sentence on some of his enemies, to warn others. When men reject the salvation of Christ, even their prayers are numbered among their sins. See what hurries some to shameful deaths, and brings the families and estates of others to ruin; makes them and theirs despicable and hateful, and brings poverty, shame, and misery upon their posterity: it is sin, that mischievous, destructive thing. And what will be the effect of the sentence, Go, ye cursed, upon the bodies and souls of the wicked! How it will affect the senses of the body, and the powers of the soul, with pain, anguish, horror, and despair! Think on these things, sinners, tremble and repent.
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