Help Me, O Lord My God
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.1 a Be not silent, O b God of my praise!
2For wicked and c deceitful mouths are opened against me,
speaking against me with lying tongues.
3They encircle me with words of hate,
and attack me d without cause.
4In return for my love they e accuse me,
but I f give myself to prayer. ▼
▼Hebrew but I am prayer
5So they h reward me evil for good,
and hatred for my love.
6 i Appoint a wicked man j against him;
let an accuser stand k at his right hand.
7When he is tried, let him come forth guilty;
let his l prayer be counted as sin!
8May his m days be few;
may n another take his o office!
9May his p children be fatherless
and his wife a widow!
10May his children q wander about and beg,
r seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!
11May s the creditor seize all that he has;
may t strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
12Let there be none to u extend kindness to him,
nor any to v pity his fatherless children!
13May his w posterity be cut off;
may his x name be blotted out in the second generation!
14May y the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord,
and let not the sin of his mother be z blotted out!
15 aa Let them be before the Lord continually,
that he may ab cut off the memory of them from the earth!
16 For he did not remember to show kindness,
but pursued ac the poor and needy
and ad the brokenhearted, to put them to death.
17 ae He loved to curse; let curses come ▼
▼Revocalization; Masoretic Text curses have comeupon him!
He did not delight in blessing; may it be far ▼
▼Revocalization; Masoretic Text it is farfrom him!
18He ah clothed himself with cursing as his coat;
may it ai soak ▼
▼Revocalization; Masoretic Text it has soakedinto his body like water,
like oil into his bones!
19May it be like a garment that he wraps around him,
like a belt that he puts on every day!
20May this be the reward of my ak accusers from the Lord,
of those who speak evil against my life!
21 But you, O God my Lord,
deal on my behalf al for your name’s sake;
because your am steadfast love is good, deliver me!
22For I am an poor and needy,
and my heart is stricken within me.
23I am gone like ao a shadow at evening;
I am ap shaken off like a locust.
24My knees are weak aq through fasting;
my ar body has become gaunt, with no fat.
25I am as an object of scorn to my accusers;
when they see me, they at wag their heads.
26 au Help me, O Lord my God!
Save me according to your steadfast love!
27Let them av know that this is your hand;
you, O Lord, have done it!
28 aw Let them curse, but you will bless!
They arise and are put to shame, but ax your servant will be glad!
29May my accusers be ay clothed with dishonor;
may they az be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak!
30 With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord;
I will ba praise him in the midst of the throng.
31For he stands bb at the right hand of the needy one,
to save him from those who condemn his soul to death.
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