Psalm 109:16 {108:16}
Good News Translation
That man never thought of being kind; he persecuted and killed the poor, the needy, and the helpless.

New Revised Standard Version
For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted to their death.

Contemporary English Version
He was so cruel to the poor, homeless, and discouraged that they died young.

New American Bible
For he did not remember to show mercy, but hounded the wretched poor and brought death to the brokenhearted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
because he remembered not to shew mercy,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

because he remembered not to shew mercy,

he remembered

2 Samuel 17:1,2 And Achitophel said to Absalom: I will choose me twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night. . . .

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 18:33-35 Shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had compassion on thee? . . .

James 2:13 For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.


Psalm 10:2,14 Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise. . . .

Genesis 42:21 And they talked one to another: We deserve to suffer these things, because we have sinned against our brother, seeing the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear: therefore is this affliction come upon us.

Job 19:2,3,21,22 How long do you afflict my soul, and break me in pieces with words? . . .

Matthew 27:35-46 And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: They divided my garments among them; and upon my vesture they cast lots. . . .


Psalm 34:18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.

Psalm 69:20-29 In thy sight are all they that afflict me; my heart hath expected reproach and misery. And I looked for one that would grieve together with me, but there was none: and for one that would comfort me, and I found none. . . .

2 Samuel 16:11,12 And the king said to Abisai, and to all his servants: Behold my son, who came forth from my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now a son of Jemini? let him alone that he may curse as the Lord hath bidden him. . . .

Mark 14:34-36 And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay you here and watch. . . .

The Song of the Slandered
15May they be before the Lord continually, and let the memory of them perish from the earth: 16because he remembered not to shew mercy,17But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in heart, to put him to death.…
Cross References
Psalm 34:18
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee? Who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

Psalm 37:14
The wicked have drawn out the sword: they have bent their bow. To cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart.

Psalm 37:32
The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to death,

Psalm 94:6
They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.

Psalm 109:15
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