What does Psalm 109:16 mean?
ESV: For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.
NIV: For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.
NASB: Because he did not remember to show mercy, But persecuted the afflicted and needy person, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.
CSB: For he did not think to show kindness, but pursued the suffering, needy, and brokenhearted in order to put them to death.
NLT: For he refused all kindness to others; he persecuted the poor and needy, and he hounded the brokenhearted to death.
KJV: Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
NKJV: Because he did not remember to show mercy, But persecuted the poor and needy man, That he might even slay the broken in heart.
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Book Summary:
The book of Psalms is composed of individual songs, hymns, or poems, each of which is a ''Psalm'' in and of itself. These works contain a wide variety of themes. Some Psalms focus on praising and worshipping God. Others cry out in anguish over the pain of life. Still other Psalms look forward to the coming of the Messiah. While some Psalms are related, each has its own historical and biblical context.
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