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They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
And fought against me cwithout a cause.
4 For my love they dare my adversaries:
5 And gthey have rewarded me evil for good,
And hatred for my love.
And let nhis prayer become sin.
9 Let phis children be fatherless,
And his wife a widow.
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.
cThat he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
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,
And like oil into his bones.
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:
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:
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.
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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