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Bible Commentaries

Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Psalms 109

Verses 1-31

Psalms 109:0

Psalms 109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Psalms 109:5 Scripture References - Note:

Proverbs 17:13, “Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.”

Psalms 109:6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

Psalms 109:6 Word Study on “Satan” Strong says the Hebrew word “Satan” ( שָׂטָן ) (H7854) means, “an opponent, an adversary, Satan,” and it comes from the verb ( שָׂטַן ) (H7853), which means, “to attack,” or figuratively, “to accuse.”

In the Old Testament, this word is used when Satan stood up against Israel (1 Chronicles 21:1), throughout the first two chapters of the book of Job (Job 1:6), Psalms 109:6, and in the vision of Zechariah (Zechariah 3:1-2).

1 Chronicles 21:1, “And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.”

Job 1:6, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.”

Zechariah 3:1-2, “And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the LORD said unto Satan , The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan ; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?”

Psalms 109:8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

Psalms 109:8 Old Testament Quotes in the New Testament - Psalms 109:8 is quoted by Peter in Acts 1:20 referring to Judas Iscariot.

Acts 1:20, “For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take .”

Psalms 109:25 I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

Psalms 109:25 “when they looked upon me they shaked their heads” Comments - Psalms 109:25 was fulfilled on the Cross, when Jesus was reviled by those who watched His crucifixion (Matthew 27:39).

Matthew 27:39, “And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,”

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 109". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/psalms-109.html. 2013.