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Psalms 109:9

    Psalms 109:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let his children have no father, and his wife be made a widow.

    Webster's Revision

    Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.

    World English Bible

    Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

    Definitions for Psalms 109:9

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 109:9

    Let his children be fatherless, etc. - It is said that Judas was a married man, against whom this verse, as well as the preceding is supposed to be spoken; and that it was to support them that he stole from the bag in which the property of the apostles was put, and of which he was the treasurer.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 109:9

    Let his children be fatherless - Hebrew, "his sons." This is what "always" occurs when a criminal who is a father is executed. 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. The prayer is, simply, that justice may be done, and all this is but an enumeration of what must follow from the proper execution of the laws.

    And his wife a widow - This implies no malice against the wife, but may be consistent with the most tender compassion for her sufferings. It is simply one of the consequences which must follow from the punishment of a bad man. The enumeration of these things shows the enormity of the crime - just as the consequences which follow from the execution of a murderer are an illustration of the divine sense of the evil of the offence.