For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1 O aGod of my praise,
bDo not be silent!
And fought against me awithout cause.
4 In return afor my love they act as my accusers;
But bI am in prayer.
And bhatred for my love.
7 When he is judged, let him acome forth guilty,
And let his bprayer become sin.
8 Let ahis days be few;
Let banother take his office.
9 Let his achildren be fatherless
And his bwife a widow.
10 Let his achildren wander about and beg;
And let bstrangers plunder the product of his labor.
Nor bany to be gracious to his fatherless children.
In a following generation let their bname be blotted out.
And do not let the sin of his mother be bblotted out.
15 Let athem be before the Lord continually,
That He may bcut off their memory from the earth;
But persecuted the aafflicted and needy man,
17 He also loved cursing, so ait came to him;
And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.
18 But he aclothed himself with cursing as with his garment,
And like oil into his bones.
19 Let it be to him as aa garment with which he covers himself,
And for a belt with which he constantly bgirds himself.
And of those who bspeak evil against my soul.
Because bYour lovingkindness is good, deliver me;
22 For aI am afflicted and needy,
23 I am passing alike a shadow when it lengthens;
I am shaken off blike the locust.
And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.
25 I also have become a areproach to them;
When they see me, they bwag their head.
26 aHelp me, O Lord my God;
Save me according to Your lovingkindness.
You, Lord, have done it.
28 aLet them curse, but You bless;
When they arise, they shall be ashamed,
But Your bservant shall be glad.
And in the midst of many aI will praise Him.
31 For He stands aat the right hand of the needy,
To save him from those who bjudge his soul.
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