Psalms 109:10

“Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let his children bee continually vagabonds, & begge: let them seeke their bread also out of their desolate places.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek {sustenance} far from their ruined homes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let his children be vagabonds, and beg; And let them seek `their bread' out of their desolate places.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let his children be wanderers, looking to others for their food; let them be sent away from the company of their friends.
- Basic English Bible

Let his sons be vagabonds and beg, and let them seek [their bread] far from their desolate places;
- Darby Bible

Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
- Webster's Bible

Let his children be wandering beggars. Let them be sought from their ruins.
- World English Bible

And wander continually do his sons, Yea, they have begged, And have sought out of their dry places.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Let his children be vagabonds, and beg; and let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 109:10

109:10 Desolate places - Into which they are fled for fear and shame.

Discussion for Psalms 109

  • Nathan
    Psalm 109 does pertain to praying for the punishment of the wicked and is completely Biblical, regardless of your relationship or feelings about/with that wicked person. Peter quotes both Psalm 69 and 109 in Acts 1:20. This prayer clearly places the matter in the hands of our Just and Holy God. When you pray "Thy Kingdom Come" this includes the destruction of the wicked.
  • Mark colvin
    I am not sure I understand, especially verse 8
  • Patricia for verse 8
    For those of you who are quick to assume that the above scripture should pertain to the current President, you should probably stop and ask yourself what would Jesus do? Would he curse him and send him to the bottomless pit or would he pray for him? What ever happened to "Pray for kings, and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty? or for that matter the golden rule "Do to others as you would have them do to you. " What if the president was your son, your brother, your nephew, your grandson? would you be that quick to apply that scripture to him or would you pray for him and encourage others to do so? Before you cast stones or point the finger of judgement on the man just remember that while you 're pointing one finger at him there are three more pointing right back at you.
  • Sheila murray
    The Key Concept Believers, and Disbelievers Alike, Think That anyone who prays psalms 109. Take it to be a curse when it simply states, And I Quote Let Another Stand In His Office. This Enemy Who Hates David Without A Cause. Has Taken The Role Of Being, Who God Sent To Bring David Down, But God Did Not Send Them. His Adversaries, Enemy 's Had seemed To Kill David. The Agony Of David Running And Hiding, and Worrying About His Family 's Safety. Was The Reason For The Statement Hold Not Thy Peace Oh God Of My Praise. Davids Sins Were Against God. It Is Not Our Place To Sentence Anyone, Or Place Them in Condemnation. Judge Not Least Ye Be Judged, With That Same Judgment...
  • Reinarudo Watanabe
    PSALMS CHAPTER 109 COMMENTS 5 03 2015 4:05 PM The chapters about king David, he prays a curse on his enemies.1Sam.19:4,5 Ps.35:7,20 John15:25 Ps.38 :20 Pro.28:9 Acts1:20 Ex.22:24 Jer.18:21 Gen.4:12 Job18:9 Ps.37:8 Ex.20:5 Neh.4:5 Job18:17 Lord, we thank you for saved us by abundant mercies. A-men.
  • To a believer in God....Even Jesus didn 't go anywhere anytime. He had enough wisdom to know the enemy and protect Himself until He was to lay down His life. Beinging a believer doesn 't make you stupid....necessarily!

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