For the choir director. A psalm of David.
1 God of my praise, do not be silent.ac
they speak against me with lying tongues.ad
and attack me without cause.ae
and hatred for my love.ag
and let his prayer be counted as sin.ai
let another take over his position.aj
and his wife a widow.ak
let strangers plunder what he has worked for.am
and let no one be gracious to his fatherless children.an
let their name be blotted out in the next generation.ao
be remembered before the Lord,ap
and do not let his mother’s sin be blotted out.a
15 Let their sinsA always remain before the Lord,
but pursued the suffering, needy, and brokenhearted
in order to put them to death.c
he took no delight in blessing—let it be far from him.d
let it enter his body like water
and go into his bones like oil.e
like a belt he always wears.f
to those who speak evil against me.g
deal kindly with me for your name’s sake;h
because your faithful love is good, rescue me.i
22 For I am suffering and needy;j
my heart is wounded within me.k
23 I fade away like a lengthening shadow;l
I am shaken off like a locust.
25 I have become an object of ridicule to my accusers;D
when they see me, they shake their heads in scorn.n
save me according to your faithful loveo
and that you, Lord, have done it.p
When they rise up, they will be put to shame,
but your servant will rejoice.q
they will wear their shame like a cloak.r
I will praise him in the presence of many.s
to save him from those who would condemn him.t
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