Daily Kos: The Real Irony of Psalm 109

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November 28, 2009 by D Stack

There’s been some noise from the tea-party crowd quoting Psalm 109 against Obama which states:

May his days be few;

may another seize his position.

May his children be orphans,

and his wife a widow.

– The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

A friend on Facebook shared a link of a posting on the Daily Kos that reminds us of the actual context of that psalm – that it is quoting the words of the “wicked and deceitful” who are against King David. The word irony is overused, but in this case it is truly appropriate.

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