31 For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save their lives from those who would condemn them.
31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
31 For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from those who condemn his soul to death.
31 For he's always at hand to take the side of the needy, to rescue a life from the unjust judge.
31 For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, To save him from those who condemn him.
31 For he stands beside the needy, ready to save them from those who condemn them.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 109:31
Commentary on Psalm 109:21-31
(Read Psalm 109:21-31)
The psalmist takes God's comforts to himself, but in a very humble manner. He was troubled in mind. His body was wasted, and almost worn away. But it is better to have leanness in the body, while the soul prospers and is in health, than to have leanness in the soul, while the body is feasted. He was ridiculed and reproached by his enemies. But if God bless us, we need not care who curses us; for how can they curse whom God has not cursed; nay, whom he has blessed? He pleads God's glory, and the honour of his name. Save me, not according to my merit, for I pretend to none, but according to thy-mercy. He concludes with the joy of faith, in assurance that his present conflicts would end in triumphs. Let all that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him. Jesus, unjustly put to death, and now risen again, is an Advocate and Intercessor for his people, ever ready to appear on their behalf against a corrupt world, and the great accuser.