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Psalm 109:2–7

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.

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Psalm 109:2–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

for people who are wicked and deceitful

have opened their mouths against me;

they have spoken against me with lying tongues.

With words of hatred they surround me;

they attack me without cause.

In return for my friendship they accuse me,

but I am a man of prayer.

They repay me evil for good,

and hatred for my friendship.

Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy;

let an accuser stand at his right hand.

When he is tried, let him be found guilty,

and may his prayers condemn him.

Psalm 109:2–7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me,

speaking against me with lying tongues.

They encircle me with words of hate,

and attack me without cause.

In return for my love they accuse me,

but I give myself to prayer.

So they reward me evil for good,

and hatred for my love.

Appoint a wicked man against him;

let an accuser stand at his right hand.

When he is tried, let him come forth guilty;

let his prayer be counted as sin!

Psalm 109:2–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

while the wicked slander me

and tell lies about me.

They surround me with hateful words

and fight against me for no reason.

I love them, but they try to destroy me with accusations

even as I am praying for them!

They repay evil for good,

and hatred for my love.

They say, “Get an evil person to turn against him.

Send an accuser to bring him to trial.

When his case comes up for judgment,

let him be pronounced guilty.

Count his prayers as sins.

Psalm 109:2–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful

Have opened against me;

They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,

And fought against me without a cause.

In return for my love they are my accusers,

But I give myself to prayer.

Thus they have rewarded me evil for good,

And hatred for my love.

Set a wicked man over him,

And let an accuser stand at his right hand.

When he is judged, let him be found guilty,

And let his prayer become sin.

Psalm 109:2–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Wicked people and liars have spoken against me;

they have told lies about me.

They have said hateful things about me

and attack me for no reason.

They attacked me, even though I loved them

and prayed for them.

I was good to them, but they repay me with evil.

I loved them, but they hate me in return.

They say about me, “Have an evil person work against him,

and let an accuser stand against him.

When he is judged, let him be found guilty,

and let even his prayers show his guilt.

Psalm 109:2–7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me:

They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.

They have compassed me about also with words of hatred,

And fought against me without a cause.

For my love they are my adversaries:

But I give myself unto prayer.

And they have rewarded me evil for good,

And hatred for my love.

Set thou a wicked man over him;

And let an adversary stand at his right hand.

When he is judged, let him come forth guilty;

And let his prayer be turned into sin.

Psalm 109:2–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For the mouth of the wicked man and the mouth of deceit are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue, And with words of hatred have they encompassed me; and they fight against me without a cause. For my love they are mine adversaries; but I give myself unto prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Set a wicked man over him, and let the adversary stand at his right hand; When he shall be judged, let him go out guilty, and let his prayer become sin;

Psalm 109:2–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Wicked and deceitful people have opened their mouths against me. 

They speak against me with lying tongues. 

They surround me with hateful words. 

They fight against me for no reason. 

In return for my love, they accuse me, 

but I pray for them.

They reward me with evil instead of good 

and with hatred instead of love. 

⸤I said,⸥ “Appoint the evil one to oppose him. 

Let Satan stand beside him. 

When he stands trial, 

let him be found guilty. 

Let his prayer be considered sinful. 

Psalm 109:2–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me;

they speak against me with lying tongues.

They surround me with hateful words

and attack me without cause.

In return for my love they accuse me,

but I continue to pray.

They repay me evil for good,

and hatred for my love.

Set a wicked person over him;

let an accuser stand at his right hand.

When he is judged, let him be found guilty,

and let his prayer be counted as sin.

Psalm 109:2–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me,

speaking against me with lying tongues.

They beset me with words of hate,

and attack me without cause.

In return for my love they accuse me,

even while I make prayer for them.

So they reward me evil for good,

and hatred for my love.

They say, “Appoint a wicked man against him;

let an accuser stand on his right.

When he is tried, let him be found guilty;

let his prayer be counted as sin.

Psalm 109:2–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

for wicked and deceitful mouths

have opened against me.

They speak to me with a lying tongue.

They also surround me with words of hate,

and fight me without cause.

In return for my love they accuse me,

though I am in prayer.

So they inflicted evil against me in return for good

and hatred in return for my love.

Appoint over him a wicked man,

and let an accuser stand at his right hand.

When he is judged, let him come out guilty,

and let his prayer become as sin.

Psalm 109:2–7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Sinful people who lie and cheat have spoken against me.

They have used their tongues to tell lies about me.

They gather all around me with their words of hatred.

They attack me without any reason.

They bring charges against me,

even though I love them

and pray for them.

They pay me back with evil for the good things I do.

They pay back my love with hatred.

Appoint an evil person to take my enemies to court.

Let him stand at their right hand and bring charges against them.

When they are tried, let them be found guilty.

May even their prayers judge them.

Psalm 109:2–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me;

They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,

And fought against me without cause.

In return for my love they act as my accusers;

But I am in prayer.

Thus they have repaid me evil for good

And hatred for my love.

Appoint a wicked man over him,

And let an accuser stand at his right hand.

When he is judged, let him come forth guilty,

And let his prayer become sin.