the memory of them from the earth. The language of the text is forensic. their ruined homes. If you turn to Psalm 119 in your Bible, you will notice that there is a strange word every 8 verses. 109:28 Let them curse, but bless Thou; when they arise, they shall ", "Obama-haters are perverting Christianity", "109th Psalm 'Obama Prayer': Threat or Free Speech? Acrostic Psalms. 109:30 I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth; yea, I In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer. Psalm 102:23 Or By his power; Psalm 104:4 Or angels; Psalm 104:35 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; in the Septuagint this line stands at the beginning of Psalm 105. In fact, one of the first collections included in the book was titled "the prayers of David son of Jesse" ( 72:20 ). Whatever Servant David were thinking about when he made a Psalm that nobody can sing without disgracing himself, I can't fathom. 109:25 I am become also a taunt unto them; when they see me, they shake 109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it lengtheneth; I am shaken off 109:19 Let it be unto him as the garment which he putteth on, and for , M. R. James, "The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral," in, https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+17%3A13&version=ESV, "Fundamentalist preachers pray for death of foes", "Biblical anti-Obama slogan: Use of Psalm 109:8 funny or sinister? David wrote this chapter in an acrostic pattern and every letter of the alphabet is followed by 8 verses. ", "Statehouse Live: Speaker O'Neal forwards anti-Obama email", "Sen. David Perdue tells faith event: Pray Obama's 'days are few, "Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 109, translation with Rashi's commentary", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Psalm_109&oldid=983483163, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Psalm 109 is a psalm in the Book of Psalms. Yahweh is a special name for God. In verse 4, there is evil given 'in return for my love'. put on their own shame as a robe. 'al-techerash, 109:2 kiy phiy râshâ` uphiy-mirmâh `âlay naphsho. 109:3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought 21 Complaining of his own misery, he prayeth for help. 1 My God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, ... may they be driven # 109:10 Septuagint; Hebrew sought from their ruined homes. Of David. In the opening the Psalmist is facing the lies of accusers mouths while in the close his own mouth greatly praise God. Other Psalms contain similar prayers for the punishment of evildoers: âDo Thou add iniquity to their iniquity, and may they not come into Thy righteousness. Psalm 109:1-31 1. 109:31 kiy-ya`amodh liymiyn 'ebhyon lehoshiya` mishophethêy naphsho This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS), a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917. We chose it once when the gypsy stole the parson's mare, thinking to please him, but parson were quite upset. 109:15 Let them be before the Lord continually, that He may cut off be any to be gracious unto his fatherless children. 109:4 In return for my love they are my adversaries; but I am all prayer. Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. The psalmist is a poor victim (Ps 109:22, 31) and by that fact a friend of God and enemy of the wicked. be put to shame, but Thy servant shall rejoice. 109:15 In verse 14, and 5 other verses in the psalm, there is the word Lord. Hebrew Transliterated 109:1 LMNTShCh LDVD MZMVUr 'aLHY ThHLThY 'aL-ThChUrSh. 109:16 Because that he remembered not to do kindness, but persecuted zikhrâm, 109:16 ya`an 'asher lo' zâkhar `asothchâsedh vayyirdoph O God of my praise, do not keep... Log in ××ª×××¨ Sign up ××¨×©×. To render evil for evil is brutish, but to render evil for good is devilish. Look it up â it is word for word!  In verses 8â14 the curse by the psalmist 'extends through three generations': on the person (verse 8), on the person's children (verses 9â13), and on the person's parents (verse 14). no fatness. But I am prayer, or, a man of prayer, as Psalms 120:7, But I am peace. ESV May his days be few; may another take his office! `asiythâh, 109:28 yeqalelu-hêmmâh ve'attâh thebhârêkh 2 while the wicked slander me. In Context Parallel Compare. With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause. 109:1 As a proper name for the chief of the evil spirits, ( ÏÏ Î±ÏÏÎ¿Î½ÏÎ¹ ÏÏÎ½ Î´Î¹Î¼Î¿Î½Î¹ÏÎ½, the chief of the devils, Matthew 9:34,) it occurs Job 1:6; Zechariah 3:1-2, et al., whose children Davidâs enemies might well be called. they satanically hate me. pâthâchu dibberu 'ittiy leshonshâqer, 109:3 vedhibhrêy sin'âh sebhâbhuniy vayyillâchamuniy Old Testament Hebrew-English Holy Name King James Version with Strong's numbers. Pastor Greg Dixon of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple had invoked it, which had been condemned by others. Michael Henchard, the protagonist of the novel, is drinking with the choir after practice when he sees his rival, Donald Farfrae, whom he hates. 109:21 But Thou, O GOD the L-rd, deal with me for Thy name's sake;  Returning evil for good, is also seen in other Psalms often seen as portending Judas being an 'anti-friend' figure returning evil for good or even friendship, namely 41, 69 and here in 109. hast done it. make spoil of his labour. NLT Let his years be few; let someone else take his position.  In January 2010, a Florida Sheriff's deputy was suspended for highlighting the passage in another deputy's bible and adding the note "The Obama Prayer" beside it. Psalm 109 - For the choir director: A psalm of David. against me without a cause. Let us all bow our heads and pray. Despite the love he has shown them and the good he has done for them, they pour curses and ridicule created from lies and hatred upon him. Read online Bible study, search parallel bibles, cross reference verses, compare translations & post comments in bible commentaries at qBible.com. O God, whom I praise, donât stand silent and aloof while the wicked slander me and tell lies about me. PSALM 109 Psalm zÅorzeczÄ cy Nie milcz, o BoÅ¼e, którego wychwalam, bo rozwarli na mnie usta niecne i podstÄpne. God has agreed to give his people kind love if they love and obey him. KJV Let his days be few; and let another take his office. yeghiy`o, 109:12 'al-yehiy-lo moshêkhchâsedh ve'al-yehiy chonên , By the late summer of 2017, bumper stickers could be seen asking people to pray for US President Donald Trump with the same attribution. Other psalms that have alphabetical arrangements are Psalm 9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, and 145. 11 May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor. 30 He promiseth thankfulness. 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; in the generation following let lachathâ'âh, 109:8 yihyu-yâmâyv me`athiym pequddâtho yiqqach 109:8 Let his days be few; let another take his charge. 109:4 I am all prayer. The Apostle Peter quoted verse 8 of Psalm 109 ("Let another take his office") before the apostles elected the replacement for Judas Iscariot in Acts 1:16â20. Psalms 109. Psalm 109 is a psalm in the Book of Psalms. Psalm 109:7 Psalm 109 Psalm 109:9. 109:11 Let the creditor distrain all that he hath; and let strangers It is noted for containing some of the most severe curses in the Bible, such as verses 12 and 13. In the United States, 109:8 "May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership" has been used by a number of fundamentalist preachers who use the imprecatory psalm as an imprecatory prayer. a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917. 109:20 This would mine adversaries effect from the Lord, and they that King James Version 109:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 109:7 When he is judged, let him go forth condemned; and let his prayer Psalm 105:45 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; Psalm 106:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 48; Psalm 106:7 Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verses 9 and 22 Psalm 109:9 "Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow." be turned into sin. 69:27-28). vekhashemen be`atsmothâyv, 109:19 tehiy-lo kebheghedh ya`thehulemêzach tâmiydh yachgerehâ, 109:20 zo'th pe`ullath sothenay mê'êthAdonay vehaddobheriym beqirbiy, 109:23 ketsêl-kinthotho nehelâkhtiy nin`artiy kâ'arbeh, 109:24 birkay kâshlu mitsomubhesâriy kâchash mishâmen, 109:25 va'aniy hâyiythiy cherpâh lâhem yir'uniyyeniy`un It is one of the consequences of crime; and if the officer of justice does his duty, of course, the sons of such a man "must" be made fatherless. That is what Yahweh means. My God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues. A psalm. In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 108 in a slightly different numbering system. This translates the Hebrew word âYahweh.â Hebrew is the language that the psalmist spoke. Psalms 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I [give myself unto] prayer. 1 O God, whom I praise, donât stand silent and aloof. 109:26 Help me, O the Lord my God; O save me according to Thy mercy; 109:27 That they may know that this is Thy hand; that Thou, the Lord, 109:1 For the Leader. râ` `al-naphshiy, 109:21 ve'attâh Adonay'adhonây `asêh-'ittiy lema`an 4. 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