The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 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) (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
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) .
F3 (vqny) "illaqueet", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Piscator,
Gejerus; "iretiat", Vatablus, Michaelis.