10 May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven[1] from their ruined homes.

Other Translations of Psalm 109:10

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

10 May his children wander about and beg, seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!

The Message

10 Turn his children into begging street urchins, evicted from their homes - homeless.

New King James Version

10 Let his children continually be vagabonds, and beg; Let them seek their bread also from their desolate places.

New Living Translation

10 May his children wander as beggars and be driven from their ruined homes.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 109:10

Commentary on Psalm 109:6-20

(Read Psalm 109:6-20)

The Lord Jesus may speak here as a Judge, denouncing sentence on some of his enemies, to warn others. When men reject the salvation of Christ, even their prayers are numbered among their sins. See what hurries some to shameful deaths, and brings the families and estates of others to ruin; makes them and theirs despicable and hateful, and brings poverty, shame, and misery upon their posterity: it is sin, that mischievous, destructive thing. And what will be the effect of the sentence, "Go, ye cursed," upon the bodies and souls of the wicked! How it will affect the senses of the body, and the powers of the soul, with pain, anguish, horror, and despair! Think on these things, sinners, tremble and repent.