The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 109:10
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg…
Wander from place to place, begging their bread: this is denied of the
children of good men in David's time, (Psalms 37:25) yet was threatened to
the children of Eli, (1 Samuel 2:36) and was very likely literally true of
the children of Judas; and was certainly the case of multitudes of the
children of the Jews, the posterity of them that crucified Christ, at
the time of their destruction by the Romans; when great numbers were
dispersed, and wandered about in various countries, as vagabonds,
begging their bread from door to door; which is reckoned F1 by them a
great affliction, and very distressing.
Let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places;
describing, as Kimchi thinks, the miserable cottages, forlorn and
desolate houses, in which they lived, and from whence they went out to
everyone that passed by, to ask relief of them; or it may be rendered,
because of their desolate places
F2; or, "after them"; so the Targum,
"after their desolation was made"; when their grand house was left
desolate, their temple, as our Lord said it should, and was, (Matthew 23:38) ,
and all their other houses in Jerusalem and in Judea; then were they
obliged to seek their bread of others elsewhere, and by begging. The
Syriac version wants this verse.
F1 Mifchar Hapeninim apud Buxtorf. Florileg. Heb. p. 262, 263.
F2 So De Dieu, Gejerus, and some in Michaelis.