Psalms 109, To the Chief Musician, A Song of David — Authorized King James Version
- Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
- 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.
- They compassed me about also with words of hatred;
and fought against me without a cause.
- For my love they are my adversaries:
but I give myself unto prayer.
- And they have rewarded me evil for good,
and hatred for my love.
- Set thou a wicked man over him:
and let Satan stand at his right hand.
- When he shall be judged, let him be condemned:
and let his prayer become sin.
- Let his days be few;
and let another take his office.
- Let his children be fatherless,
and his wife a widow.
- Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg:
let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
- Let the extortioner catch all that he hath;
and let the strangers spoil his labour.
- Let there be none to extend mercy unto him:
neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
- Let his posterity be cut off;
and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
- Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord;
and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
- Let them be before the Lord continually,
that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
- Because that he remembered not to shew mercy,
but persecuted the poor and needy man,
that he might even slay the broken in heart.
- As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him:
as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
- 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.
- Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him,
and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
- Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the Lord,
and of them that speak evil against my soul.
- But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy name’s sake:
because thy mercy is good,
deliver thou me.
- For I am poor and needy,
and my heart is wounded within me.
- I am gone like the shadow when it declineth:
I am tossed up and down as the locust.
- My knees are weak through fasting;
and my flesh faileth of fatness.
- I became also a reproach unto them:
when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.
- Help me, O Lord my God:
O save me according to thy mercy:
- that they may know that this is thy hand;
that thou, Lord, hast done it.
- Let them curse, but bless thou:
when they arise, let them be ashamed;
but let thy servant rejoice.
- Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame,
and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.
- I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth;
yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
- For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor,
to save him from those that condemn his soul.
Lauren Boebert, Republican US Representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, who won by only 500 votes in a cherry-red Republican district against her Democratic opponent, has been cherry picking quotes from the Old Testament, specifically Psalms 109, verses 8 and 9, to stir up the pagan Christians in Texas against President Biden. As usual, the grossly ignorant Boebert understands nothing of the the scripture from which she quotes.
Psalm 109 is attributed to King David and noted for containing some of the most severe curses in the Bible, such as verses 12 and 13. It has traditionally been called the “Judas Psalm” because of an particular interpretation relating in verse 8 (above in Psalm 109) to Judas Iscariot’s punishment as noted in the New Testament.
The best interpretation I’ve read of this Psalm is from Enduring World ( https://enduringword.com/bible-commentary/psalm-109/ ) starting with:
This is a Psalm of David, and is thought to be the strongest of what are known as the imprecatory psalms, David’s songs that call down curses upon his enemies. It is important to remember that these are prayers, committing vengeance unto God. With the greater revelation of grace and truth that came by Jesus Christ, we understand that we are to pray for the good of our enemies, and not for their ruin.
Yet, we remind ourselves that David refused to act upon these curses; he left vengeance up to God. This is especially relevant regarding David, who knew what it was to take life with the sword. When David withheld vengeance, it was because he chose to, not because he lacked the opportunity, skill, or courage.
My own interpretation has President Biden standing in for King David, and thus the verses in green ( 1-5 and 30-31) speak to the condition of leadership in the face of relentless lying critics, such as the Magat Republican’ts. I particular point out verse 31, and the scripture “For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor…” The Republican’ts will have nothing to do with the poor, and as a consequence will stand before God in judgement as is foretold in Matthew 25, verses 31 through 46.
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MTG called Biden a liar (glass houses?), and Santos was there front and centre (taking flak from Romney) as well. I think the term “hypocristians” applies. The GOP has become every evil, hateful thing imaginable. And unimaginable.
How’s that insurrection trial coming? Hanged the traitor yet have they? You know they would have had the politics been the other way around.
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