Psalms 109

Vengeance Invoked upon Adversaries.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

O a God of my praise,
b Do not be silent!
For they have opened the
Lit wicked mouth and the deceitful
wicked and d deceitful mouth against me;
They have spoken
Lit with
against me with a f lying tongue.
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me g without cause.
In return h for my love they act as my accusers;
But i I am in prayer.
Thus they have
Lit laid upon me
k repaid me evil for good
And l hatred for my love.

Appoint a wicked man over him,
And let an
Or adversary, Satan
n accuser stand at his right hand.
When he is judged, let him o come forth guilty,
And let his p prayer become sin.
Let q his days be few;
Let r another take his office.
Let his s children be fatherless
And his t wife a widow.
10 Let his u children wander about and beg;
And let them v seek sustenance
Or out of their desolate places
far from their ruined homes.
11 Let x the creditor
Lit ensnare, strike at
seize all that he has,
And let z strangers plunder the product of his labor.
12 Let there be none to
Lit continue
ab extend lovingkindness to him,
Nor ac any to be gracious to his fatherless children.
13 Let his ad posterity be
Lit for cutting off
cut off;
In a following generation let their af name be blotted out.

14 Let ag the iniquity of his fathers be remembered
Lit to
before the  Lord,
And do not let the sin of his mother be ai blotted out.
15 Let aj them be before the  Lord continually,
That He may ak cut off their memory from the earth;
16 Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness,
But persecuted the al afflicted and needy man,
And the am despondent in heart, to an put them to death.
17 He also loved cursing, so ao it came to him;
And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.
18 But he ap clothed himself with cursing as with his garment,
And it aq entered into
Lit his inward parts
his body like water
And like oil into his bones.
19 Let it be to him as as a garment with which he covers himself,
And for a belt with which he constantly at girds himself.
Lit This is
Let this be the av reward of my accusers from the  Lord,
And of those who aw speak evil against my soul.

21 But You, O
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord
 God, the Lord, deal kindly with me ay for Your name’s sake;
Because az Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me;
22 For ba I am afflicted and needy,
Lit one has pierced my heart within me
my heart is bc wounded within me.
23 I am passing bd like a shadow when it lengthens;
I am shaken off be like the locust.
24 My bf knees
Or totter
are weak from bh fasting,
And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.
25 I also have become a bi reproach to them;
When they see me, they bj wag their head.

26  bk Help me, O  Lord my God;
Save me according to Your lovingkindness.
Or That they may know
And let them bm know that this is Your hand;
You,  Lord, have done it.
28  bn Let them curse, but You bless;
When they arise, they shall be ashamed,
But Your bo servant shall be glad.
Or My accusers will be
Let bq my accusers be clothed with dishonor,
Or they will cover
let them bs cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.

30 With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the  Lord;
And in the midst of many bt I will praise Him.
31 For He stands bu at the right hand of the needy,
To save him from those who bv judge his soul.

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