Psalm 109
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1For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, Do not be silent!1Be not silent, O God of my praise!
2For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.2For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.
3They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without cause.3They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.
4In return for my love they act as my accusers; But I am in prayer.4In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.
5Thus they have repaid me evil for good And hatred for my love.5So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6Appoint a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand.6Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.
7When he is judged, let him come forth guilty, And let his prayer become sin.7When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin!
8Let his days be few; Let another take his office.8May his days be few; may another take his office!
9Let his children be fatherless And his wife a widow.9May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow!
10Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.10May his children wander about and beg, seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!
11Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.11May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
12Let there be none to extend lovingkindness to him, Nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children.12Let there be none to extend kindness to him, nor any to pity his fatherless children!
13Let his posterity be cut off; In a following generation let their name be blotted out.13May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation!
14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, And do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out.14May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out!
15Let them be before the LORD continually, That He may cut off their memory from the earth;15Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth!
16Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.16For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.
17He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.17He loved to curse; let curses come upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be far from him!
18But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, And it entered into his body like water And like oil into his bones.18He clothed himself with cursing as his coat; may it soak into his body like water, like oil into his bones!
19Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself, And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself.19May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!
20Let this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, And of those who speak evil against my soul.20May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life!
21But You, O GOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name's sake; Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me;21But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name’s sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!
22For I am afflicted and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.22For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.
23I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like the locust.23I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.
24My knees are weak from fasting, And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.24My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt, with no fat.
25I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head.25I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads.
26Help me, O LORD my God; Save me according to Your lovingkindness.26Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!
27And let them know that this is Your hand; You, LORD, have done it.27Let them know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!
28Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your servant shall be glad.28Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but your servant will be glad!
29Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.29May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak!
30With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD; And in the midst of many I will praise Him.30With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.
31For He stands at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul.31For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from those who condemn his soul to death.
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