Psalm 109:16



Parallel Verses

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 Version

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

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 .

Amplified

Because the man did not [earnestly] remember to show mercy, but pursued and persecuted the poor and needy man, and the broken in heart [he was ready] to slay.

Bible in Basic English

Because he had no mercy, but was cruel to the low and the poor, designing the death of the broken-hearted.

Darby Translation

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

Holman Bible

For he did not think to show kindness, but pursued the wretched poor and the brokenhearted in order to put them to death.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

Because he remembered not to do mercy, and he will pursue the poor and needy man to slay the dejected of heart.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

because he did not remember to show loyal love, but he pursued anyone, poor or needy or brokenhearted, to slay [them].

Modern King James verseion

because he did not remember to do mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, and sought to kill the broken-hearted.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and that, because his mind was not to do good, but persecuted the poor helpless, and him that was vexed at the heart, to slay him.

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.

New simplified Bible

for he did not remember to be kind. He drove oppressed, needy, and brokenhearted people to their graves.

The Emphasized Bible

Because that he remembered not to show lovingkindness, but pursued the man that was oppressed and needy, that, the downhearted, he might slay.

Webster

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.

Youngs 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,

References

Context Readings

Prayer Against An Enemy

15 Let them be before the LORD continually, That He may cut off their memory from the earth; 16 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. 17 He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.


Cross References

Psalm 34:18

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Genesis 42:21

Then they said to one another, "Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon us."

2 Samuel 16:11-12

Then David said to Abishai and to all his servants, "Behold, my son who came out from me seeks my life; how much more now this Benjamite? Let him alone and let him curse, for the LORD has told him.

2 Samuel 17:1-2

Furthermore, Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Please let me choose 12,000 men that I may arise and pursue David tonight.

Job 19:2-3

"How long will you torment me And crush me with words?

Job 19:21-22

"Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me.

Psalm 10:2

In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

Psalm 10:14

You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand The unfortunate commits himself to You; You have been the helper of the orphan.

Psalm 37:14

The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.

Psalm 37:32

The wicked spies upon the righteous And seeks to kill him.

Psalm 69:20-29

Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick And I looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for comforters, but I found none.

Matthew 5:7

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Matthew 18:33-35

'Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?'

Matthew 27:35-46

And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots.

Mark 14:34-36

And He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch."

James 2:13

For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.



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