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109:1 Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
109:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
109:3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
109:6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
109:7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
109:8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
109:9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
109:11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
109:12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
109:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
109:15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
109:16 Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
109:17 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
109:18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
109:19 Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
109:20 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
109:21 But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.
109:22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.
109:24 My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.
109:25 I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.
109:26 Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:
109:27 That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.
109:28 Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.
109:29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.
109:30 I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

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King James Bible:Psalms
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 109

Christ's kingdom.
- Glorious things are here spoken of Christ. Not only he should
be superior to all the Kings of the Earth, but he then existed
in Glory as the eternal Son of God. Sitting is a resting
posture: after services and sufferings, to give Law, to give
Judgment. It is a remaining posture: he sits like a King for
ever. All his enemies are now in a Chain, but not yet made his
Footstool. And his kingdom, being set up, shall be kept up in
the world, in despite of all the powers of Darkness. Christ's
people are a willing people. The power of the Spirit, going with
the power of the world, to the people of Christs, is effectual
to make them willing. They shall attend him in the beautiful
attire of Holiness; which becomes his House for ever. And he
shall have many devoted to him. The Dew of our youth, even in
the morning of our days, ought to be consecrated to our Lord
Jesus. Christ shall not only be a King, but a Priest. He is
God's Minister to us, and our Advocate with the Father, and So
is the Mediator between God and Man. He is a Priest of the order
of Melchizedek, which was before that of Aaron, and On many
accounts superior to it, and a more lively representation of
Christ's priesthood. Christ's Sitting at the right Hand of God,
speaks as much terror to his enemies as happiness to his people.
The effect of this victory shall be the utter ruin of his
enemies. We have here the Redeemer saving his friends, and
comforting them. He shall be humbled; he shall Drink of the
Brook in the way. The wrath of God, running in the Curse of the
Law, may be considered as the Brook in the way of his
undertaking. Christ drank of the waters of affliction in his way
to the Throne of Glory. But he shall be exalted. What then are
we? Has the Gospel of Christ been to us the power of God unto
Salvation? Has his kingdom been set up in our hearts? Are we his
willing subjects? Once we knew not our need of his Salvation,
and we were not willing that he should reign over us. Are we
willing to give up every Sin, to turn from a wicked, ensnaring
world, and rely only On his merits and Mercy, to have him for
our Prophet, Priest, and King? and do we desire to be holy? To
those who are thus changed, the Saviour's Sacrifice,
intercession, and blessing belong.

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