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Psalms 109:20

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— Let this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, And of those who speak evil against my soul.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— [Let] this [be] the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— This is the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— This is the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah, And of them that speak evil against my soul.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Let] this [be] the reward of my adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— This, be the reward of mine accusers, from Yahweh, even of them who are speaking wrongfully against my life.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— This [is] the wage of mine accusers from Jehovah, And of those speaking evil against my soul.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— This is the work of them who detract me before the Lord; and who speak evils against my soul.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Let this be the rewarde of mine aduersarie from the Lord, and of them, that speake euill against my soule.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let this be the reward of mine aduersaries from the LORD: and of them that speake euill against my soule.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— These are the deeds of those who reproach the LORD, and of those who speak evil against me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— This is the dealing of the Lord with those who falsely accuse me, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Let] this [be] the reward of mine adversaries from Yahweh, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Let] this x2063
(2063) Complement
Irregular feminine of H2089; this (often used adverbially).
[be] the reward 6468
{6468} Prime
Feminine passive participle of H6466; (abstractly) work.
of mine adversaries 7853
{7853} Prime
A primitive root; to attack, (figuratively) accuse.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
from x4480
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
(0854) Complement
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
Yähwè יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
and of them that speak 1696
{1696} Prime
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
evil 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
against x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
my soul. 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 109:20

_ _ Let this ... reward — or, “wages,” pay for labor, the fruit of the enemy’s wickedness.

_ _ from the Lord — as His judicial act.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 109:6-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 109:20

That speak evil against my soul — With design to take away my life.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 109:20

[Let] this [be] the reward of mine adversaries (k) from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

(k) For being destitute of man's help, he fully trusted in the Lord, that he would deliver him.

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Let this:

Psalms 2:5-6 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. ... Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
Psalms 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.
Psalms 21:8-12 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. ... Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, [when] thou shalt make ready [thine arrows] upon thy strings against the face of them.
Psalms 40:14-15 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil. ... Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
Psalms 110:1 [[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Psalms 110:5-6 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. ... He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill [the places] with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled [his] ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.
2 Samuel 18:32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do [thee] hurt, be as [that] young man [is].
1 Kings 2:44 The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father: therefore the LORD shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head;
Luke 19:27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay [them] before me.
1 Thessalonians 2:15-16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: ... Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.


Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard [it], they said, This [fellow] doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Matthew 26:66-67 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. ... Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote [him] with the palms of their hands,
Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and [that] no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
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2S 17:23; 18:32. 1K 2:44. Ps 2:5, 12; 21:8; 40:14; 110:1, 5. Mt 11:19; 12:24; 26:66. Mk 9:39. Lk 19:27. 1Co 12:3. 1Th 2:15.

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