Psalm 109

Psalm 109

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

aHold not thy peace, bO God of my praise;

For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me:

They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

They compassed me about also with words of hatred;

And fought against me cwithout a cause.

For my love they dare my adversaries:

But eI give myself unto fprayer.

And gthey have rewarded me evil for good,

And hatred for my love.

hSet thou a wicked man over ihim:

And klet ||Satan stand klat his right hand.

mWhen he shall be judged, let him be condemned:

And let nhis prayer become sin.

Let his days be few;

And olet another take his ||office.

Let phis children be fatherless,

And his wife a widow.

10  Let his children qbe continually vagabonds, and rbeg:

Let them seek stheir bread also out of their desolate places.

11  Let the extortioner tcatch all that he hath;

And ulet the strangers spoil his labour.

12  Let there be none to wextend mercy unto him:

Neither let there be xany to favour his fatherless children.

13  Let yhis posterity be cut off;

And in the generation following let ztheir name be blotted out.

14  Let athe iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord;

And let not the sin of his mother bbe blotted out.

15  Let them be before the Lord continually,

cThat he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

16  Because that he remembered not to shew mercy,

But persecuted dthe poor and needy man,

That he might even slay the ebroken in heart.

17  fAs he loved cursing, so let it come unto him:

As he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

18  As ghe clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment,

So let it hcome into his bowels like water,

And like oil into his bones.

19  Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him,

And for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

20  Let this be the reward of imine adversaries from the Lord,

And of them that speak evil against my soul.

21  But do thou for me, O God the Lord, jfor thy name’s sake:

kBecause thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.

22  For I am dpoor and needy,

And my heart is wounded within me.

23  I am gone llike the shadow when it declineth:

I am mtossed up and down nas the locust.

24  oMy knees are weak through fasting;

And my flesh pfaileth of fatness.

25  I became also qa reproach unto them:

When they looked upon me rthey shaked their heads.

26  sHelp me, O Lord my God:

O save me according to thy mercy:

27  That they may know that this is thy hand;

That thou, Lord, hast done it.

28  tLet them curse, but bless thou:

When they arise, let them be ashamed; but let uthy servant rejoice.

29  Let vmine xadversaries wbe clothed with shame,

And let them xcover themselves with their own wconfusion, as with a mantle.

30  I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth;

Yea, yI will praise him among the multitude.

31  For he shall stand zat the right hand of the poor,

To save him from those that condemn his soul.

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