Psalm 109
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1TO THE OVERSEER. A PSALM OF DAVID. O God of my praise, do not be silent,

2For the mouth of wickedness, and the mouth of deceit, "" They have opened against me, "" They have spoken with me—A tongue of falsehood, and words of hatred!

3They have surrounded me about, "" And they fight me without cause.

4For my love they oppose me, and I—prayer!

5And they set against me evil for good, "" And hatred for my love.

6Appoint the wicked over him, "" And an adversary stands at his right hand.

7In his being judged, he goes forth wicked, "" And his prayer is for sin.

8His days are few, another takes his oversight,

9His sons are fatherless, and his wife a widow.

10And his sons wander continually, "" Indeed, they have begged, "" And have sought out of their dry places.

11An exactor lays a snare for all that he has, "" And strangers spoil his labor.

12He has none to extend kindness, "" Nor is there one showing favor to his orphans.

13His posterity is for cutting off, "" Their name is blotted out in another generation.

14The iniquity of his fathers "" Is remembered to YHWH, "" And the sin of his mother is not blotted out.

15They are continually before YHWH, "" And He cuts off their memorial from earth.

16Because that he has not remembered to do kindness, "" And pursues the poor man and needy, "" And the struck of heart—to slay,

17And he loves reviling, and it meets him, "" And he has not delighted in blessing, "" And it is far from him.

18And he puts on reviling as his robe, "" And it comes in as water into his midst, "" And as oil into his bones.

19It is to him as apparel—he covers himself, "" And he girds it on for a continual girdle.

20This [is] the wage of my accusers from YHWH, "" And of those speaking evil against my soul.

21And You, O Lord YHWH, "" Deal with me for Your Name’s sake, "" Because Your kindness [is] good, deliver me.

22For I [am] poor and needy, "" And my heart has been pierced in my midst.

23I have gone as a shadow when it is stretched out, "" I have been driven away as a locust.

24My knees have been feeble from fasting, "" And my flesh has failed of fatness.

25And I have been a reproach to them, "" They see me, they shake their head.

26Help me, O YHWH my God, "" Save me, according to Your kindness.

27And they know that this [is] Your hand, "" You, O YHWH, You have done it.

28They revile, and You bless, "" They have risen, and are ashamed, "" And Your servant rejoices.

29My accusers put on blushing, and are covered, "" Their shame [is] as an upper robe.

30I thank YHWH greatly with my mouth, "" And I praise Him in the midst of many,

31For He stands at the right hand of the needy, "" To save from those judging his soul.

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Psalm 108
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