Psalms 109

1Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise, 2for they have opened against me the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit. They have spoken to me with a lying tongue. 3They have also encompassed me about with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause. 4For my love they are my adversaries, but I make prayer. 5And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 6Set thou a wicked man over him, and let an adversary stand at his right hand. 7When he is judged, let him come forth guilty, and let his prayer be turned into sin. 8Let his days be few, and let another take his office. 9Let his sons be fatherless, and his wife a widow. 10Let his sons be vagabonds, and beg, and let them seek out of their desolate places. 11Let a creditor exact all that he has, and let strangers make spoil of his labor. 12Let there be none to extend kindness to him, nor let there be any to have pity on his fatherless sons. 13Let his posterity be cut off. In the generation following let their name be blotted out. 14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Jehovah, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15Let them be before Jehovah continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth, 16because he did not remember to show kindness, but persecuted the poor and needy man, and the broken in heart, to kill. 17Yea, he loved cursing, and it came to him. And he did not delight in blessing, and it was far from him. 18He also clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, and it came into his inward parts like water, and like oil into his bones. 19Let it be to him as the raiment with which he covers himself, and for the belt with which he is girded continually. 20This is the reward of my adversaries from Jehovah, and of those who speak evil against my soul. 21But deal thou with me, O Jehovah the Lord, for thy name's sake. Because thy loving kindness is good, deliver thou me, 22for I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. 23I am gone like the shadow when it declines. I am tossed up and down as the locust. 24My knees are weak through fasting, and my flesh fails of fatness. 25I also have become a reproach to them. When they see me, they shake their head. 26Help me, O Jehovah my God. O save me according to thy loving kindness, 27that they may know that this is thy hand, that thou, Jehovah, have done it. 28Let them curse, but bless thou. When they arise, they shall be put to shame, but thy servant shall rejoice. 29Let my adversaries be clothed with dishonor, and let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe. 30I will give great thanks to Jehovah with my mouth. Yea, I will praise him among the multitude. 31For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul.
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