Psalm 109:11

11 May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

Read Psalm 109:11 Using Other Translations

Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
May creditors seize his entire estate, and strangers take all he has earned.

What does Psalm 109:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 109:11

Let the extortioner catch all that he hath
Or, "lay a snare for all" F3; as the Romans did, by bringing in their army, invading the land of Judea, and besieging the city of Jerusalem; who are "the extortioner or exacter that demanded tribute of them"; which they refused to pay, and therefore they seized on all they had for it. The Syriac and Arabic versions render it, "the creditor"; who sometimes for a debt would take wife and children, and all that a man had; see ( 2 Kings 4:1 2 Kings 4:2 ) ( Matthew 18:25 ) . It might be literally true of Judas; who dying in debt, his wife and children, and all he had, might be laid hold on for payment.

And let the stranger spoil his labour;
plunder his house of all his goods and substance he had been labouring for: which was true of the Romans, who were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel; who came into the land, and spoiled their houses, fields, and vineyards, they had been labouring in; they took away their place and nation, and all they had, ( John 11:48 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F3 (vqny) "illaqueet", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Piscator, Gejerus; "iretiat", Vatablus, Michaelis.
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