Psalm 109:28 {108:28}
Good News Translation
They may curse me, but you will bless me. May my persecutors be defeated, and may I, your servant, be glad.

Contemporary English Version
I don't care if they curse me, as long as you bless me. You will make my enemies fail when they attack, and you will make me glad to be your servant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They will curse and thou wilt bless: let them that rise up against me be confounded: but thy servant shall rejoice.

New American Bible
Though they curse, may you bless; arise, shame them, that your servant may rejoice.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They will curse and thou wilt bless: let them that rise up against me be confounded: but thy servant shall rejoice.

let them

Psalm 109:17 But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in heart, to put him to death.

Numbers 22:12 And God said to Balaam: Thou shalt not go with them, nor shalt thou curse the people: because it is blessed.

Numbers 23:20,23 I was brought to bless, the blessing I am not able to hinder. . . .

2 Samuel 16:10-13 And the king said: What have I to do with you, ye sons of Sarvia? Let him alone and let him curse: for the Lord hath bid him curse David: and who is he that shall dare say, why hath he done so? . . .

but let

Isaiah 65:13-16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold my servants shall eat, and you shall be hungry: behold my servants shall drink, and you shall be thirsty. . . .

John 16:22 So also you now indeed have sorrow: but I will see you again and your heart shall rejoice. And your joy no man shall take from you.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who, having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God.

Context
The Song of the Slandered
27And let them know that this is thy hand: and that thou, O Lord, hast done it. 28They will curse and thou wilt bless: let them that rise up against me be confounded: but thy servant shall rejoice.29Let them that detract me be clothed with shame: and let them be covered with their confusion as with a double cloak.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 16:11
And the king said to Abisai, and to all his servants: Behold my son, who came forth from my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now a son of Jemini? let him alone that he may curse as the Lord hath bidden him.

2 Samuel 16:12
Perhaps the Lord may look upon my affliction, and the Lord may render me good for the cursing of this day.

Isaiah 65:14
Behold my servants shall rejoice, and you shall be confounded: behold my servants shall praise for joyfulness of heart, and you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for grief of spirit.

Additional Translations
Though they curse, You will bless. When they rise up, they will be put to shame, but Your servant will rejoice.Let them curse, but bless you: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let your servant rejoice.

Let them curse, but bless thou: When they arise, they shall be put to shame, But thy servant shall rejoice.

Let them curse, but thou shalt bless: let them that rise up against me be ashamed, but let thy servant rejoice.

Let them curse, but bless thou; when they rise up, let them be ashamed, and let thy servant rejoice.

Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, they shall be ashamed, but thy servant shall rejoice.

Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

They may curse, but you bless. When they arise, they will be shamed, but your servant shall rejoice.

They revile, and Thou dost bless, They have risen, and are ashamed, And Thy servant doth rejoice.
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