1: To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, be not silent, 2: For the mouth of wickedness, and the mouth of deceit, Against me they have opened, They have spoken with me -- A tongue of falsehood, and words of hatred! 3: They have compassed me about, And they fight me without cause. 4: For my love they oppose me, and I -- prayer! 5: And they set against me evil for good, And hatred for my love. 6: Appoint Thou over him the wicked, And an adversary standeth at his right hand. 7: In his being judged, he goeth forth wicked, And his prayer is for sin. 8: His days are few, his oversight another taketh, 9: His sons are fatherless, and his wife a widow. 10: And wander continually do his sons, Yea, they have begged, And have sought out of their dry places. 11: An exactor layeth a snare for all that he hath, And strangers spoil his labour. 12: He hath none to extend kindness, Nor is there one showing favour to his orphans. 13: His posterity is for cutting off, In another generation is their name blotted out. 14: The iniquity of his fathers Is remembered unto Jehovah, And the sin of his mother is not blotted out. 15: They are before Jehovah continually, And He cutteth off from earth their memorial. 16: Because that he hath not remembered to do kindness, And pursueth the poor man and needy, And the smitten of heart -- to slay, 17: And he loveth reviling, and it meeteth him, And he hath not delighted in blessing, And it is far from him. 18: And he putteth on reviling as his robe, And it cometh in as water into his midst, And as oil into his bones. 19: It is to him as apparel -- he covereth himself, And for a continual girdle he girdeth it on. 20: This [is] the wage of mine accusers from Jehovah, And of those speaking evil against my soul. 21: And Thou, O Jehovah Lord, Deal with me for Thy name's sake, Because Thy kindness [is] good, deliver me. 22: For I [am] poor and needy, And my heart hath been pierced in my midst. 23: As a shadow when it is stretched out I have gone, I have been driven away as a locust. 24: My knees have been feeble from fasting, And my flesh hath failed of fatness. 25: And I -- I have been a reproach to them, They see me, they shake their head. 26: Help me, O Jehovah my God, Save me, according to Thy kindness. 27: And they know that this [is] Thy hand, Thou, O Jehovah, Thou hast done it. 28: They revile, and Thou dost bless, They have risen, and are ashamed, And Thy servant doth rejoice. 29: Mine accusers put on blushing, and are covered, As an upper robe [is] their shame. 30: I thank Jehovah greatly with my mouth, And in the midst of many I praise Him, 31: For He standeth at the right hand of the needy, To save from those judging his soul.