To the choir director. Of David. A Psalm

Ps 109:1O God of my praise, do not be silent;

Ps 109:2For the mouth of the wicked man and the mouth of deceit are opened against me; / They speak to me with a lying tongue.

Ps 109:3And with words of hatred they have surrounded me / And have fought against me without cause.

Ps 109:4In return for my love they have become my adversaries, / But I am all prayer.

Ps 109:5And they have set against me evil in return for good / And hatred in return for my love.

Ps 109:6Appoint a wicked man over him, / And let an adversary stand at his right hand.

Ps 109:7When he is judged, let him come forth wicked; / And let his prayer be counted as sin.

Ps 109:8May his days be few; / May another take his office.

Ps 109:9May his children be orphans, / And his wife a widow.

Ps 109:10And may his children wander all about and beg, / And may they seek food far from their desolated ruins.

Ps 109:11May the creditor seize all that he has, / And may strangers plunder the fruit of his labor.

Ps 109:12May there be no one to extend him mercy, / Nor anyone to be kind to his orphans.

Ps 109:13May his posterity be cut off; / In the generation following may his name be blotted out.

Ps 109:14May his fathers’ iniquity be remembered before Jehovah, / And may his mother’s sin not be blotted out.

Ps 109:15May they be before Jehovah continually, / So that He may cut off the memory of them from the earth;

Ps 109:16Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, / But persecuted the poor and needy and brokenhearted, / To put them to death.

Ps 109:17Indeed he loved cursing, so it came on him; / And he took no delight in blessing, so it was far from him.

Ps 109:18And he clothed himself with cursing like his garment, / So it came into his inward parts like water / And into his bones like oil.

Ps 109:19Let it be to him like the cloak that he wraps around himself, / And as a belt with which he constantly girds himself.

Ps 109:20This is the reward from Jehovah for my adversaries / And for those who speak evil against my soul.

Ps 109:21But You, O Jehovah Lord, deal with me, / For Your name’s sake; / Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me.

Ps 109:22For I am poor and needy, / And my heart is wounded within me.

Ps 109:23I am gone like a shadow that declines; / I am shaken off like the locust.

Ps 109:24My knees wobble through fasting, / And my flesh has become lean, without fatness.

Ps 109:25I have also become a reproach to them: / When they see me, they shake their heads.

Ps 109:26Help me, O Jehovah my God; / Save me according to Your lovingkindness;

Ps 109:27And they will know that this is Your hand, / That it is You, O Jehovah, who have done it.

Ps 109:28Let them curse, but You bless; / When they arise, they will be put to shame, / And Your servant will rejoice.

Ps 109:29May my adversaries be clothed with humiliation, / And may they wrap themselves with their own shame as with a mantle.

Ps 109:30I will give much thanks to Jehovah with my mouth, / And in the midst of the multitude I will praise Him;

Ps 109:31For He stands at the right hand of the needy / To save him from those who judge his soul.

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