6 Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy; let an accuser stand at his right hand.

Other Translations of Psalm 109:6

King James Version

6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan Satan: or, an adversary stand at his right hand.

English Standard Version

6 Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.

The Message

6 Send the Evil One to accuse my accusing judge; dispatch Satan to prosecute him.

New King James Version

6 Set a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand.

New Living Translation

6 They say, "Get an evil person to turn against him. Send an accuser to bring him to trial.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 109:6

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.