World English Bible
Psalms, Chapter 109

   1: (For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.) God of my praise, don't remain silent,
   2: For they have opened the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit against me. They have spoken to me with a lying tongue.
   3: They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause.
   4: In return for my love, they are my adversaries; But I am in prayer.
   5: They have rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love.
   6: Set a wicked man over him. Let an adversary stand at his right hand.
   7: When he is judged, let him come forth guilty. Let his prayer be turned into sin.
   8: Let his days be few. Let another take his office.
   9: Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.
   10: Let his children be wandering beggars. Let them be sought from their ruins.
   11: Let the creditor seize all that he has. Let strangers plunder the fruit of his labor.
   12: Let there be none to extend kindness to him, Neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children.
   13: Let his posterity be cut off. In the generation following let their name be blotted out.
   14: Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered by Yahweh. Don't let the sin of his mother be blotted out.
   15: Let them be before Yahweh continually, That he may cut off the memory of them from the earth;
   16: Because he didn't remember to show kindness, But persecuted the poor and needy man, The broken in heart, to kill them.
   17: Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn't delight in blessing, and it was far from him.
   18: He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment. It came into his inward parts like water, Like oil into his bones.
   19: Let it be to him as the clothing with which he covers himself, For the belt that is always around him.
   20: This is the reward of my adversaries from Yahweh, Of those who speak evil against my soul.
   21: But deal with me, Yahweh the Lord, for your name's sake, Because your lovingkindness is good, deliver me;
   22: For I am poor and needy. My heart is wounded within me.
   23: I fade away like an evening shadow. I am shaken off as the locust.
   24: My knees are weak through fasting. My body is thin and lacks fat.
   25: I have also become a reproach to them. When they see me, they shake their head.
   26: Help me, Yahweh, my God. Save me according to your lovingkindness;
   27: That they may know that this is your hand; That you, Yahweh, have done it.
   28: They may curse, but you bless. When they arise, they will be put to shame, But your servant shall rejoice.
   29: Let my adversaries be clothed with dishonor. Let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
   30: I will give great thanks to Yahweh with my mouth. Yes, I will praise him among the multitude.
   31: For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul.

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