Psalms 109:1 ←
God of my praise, don’t remain silent,
Psalms 109:2 ←
for they have opened the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit against me. They have spoken to me with a lying tongue.
Psalms 109:3 ←
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.
Psalms 109:4 ←
In return for my love, they are my adversaries; but I am in prayer.
Psalms 109:5 ←
They have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
Psalms 109:6 ←
Set a wicked man over him. Let an adversary stand at his right hand.
Psalms 109:7 ←
When he is judged, let him come out guilty. Let his prayer be turned into sin.
Psalms 109:8 ←
Let his days be few. Let another take his office.
Psalms 109:9 ←
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Psalms 109:10 ←
Let his children be wandering beggars. Let them be sought from their ruins.
Psalms 109:11 ←
Let the creditor seize all that he has. Let strangers plunder the fruit of his labor.
Psalms 109:12 ←
Let there be no one to extend kindness to him, neither let there be anyone to have pity on his fatherless children.
Psalms 109:13 ←
Let his posterity be cut off. In the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Psalms 109:14 ←
Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered by Yahweh. Don’t let the sin of his mother be blotted out.
Psalms 109:15 ←
Let them be before Yahweh continually, that he may cut off their memory from the earth;
Psalms 109:16 ←
because he didn’t remember to show kindness, but persecuted the poor and needy man, the broken in heart, to kill them.
Psalms 109:17 ←
Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn’t delight in blessing, and it was far from him.
Psalms 109:18 ←
He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment. It came into his inward parts like water, like oil into his bones.
Psalms 109:19 ←
Let it be to him as the clothing with which he covers himself, for the belt that is always around him.
Psalms 109:20 ←
This is the reward of my adversaries from Yahweh, of those who speak evil against my soul.
Psalms 109:21 ←
But deal with me, Yahweh the Lord, for your name’s sake, because your loving kindness is good, deliver me;
Psalms 109:22 ←
for I am poor and needy. My heart is wounded within me.
Psalms 109:23 ←
I fade away like an evening shadow. I am shaken off like a locust.
Psalms 109:24 ←
My knees are weak through fasting. My body is thin and lacks fat.
Psalms 109:25 ←
I have also become a reproach to them. When they see me, they shake their head.
Psalms 109:26 ←
Help me, Yahweh, my God. Save me according to your loving kindness;
Psalms 109:27 ←
that they may know that this is your hand; that you, Yahweh, have done it.
Psalms 109:28 ←
They may curse, but you bless. When they arise, they will be shamed, but your servant shall rejoice.
Psalms 109:29 ←
Let my adversaries be clothed with dishonor. Let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
Psalms 109:30 ←
I will give great thanks to Yahweh with my mouth. Yes, I will praise him among the multitude.
Psalms 109:31 ←
For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul.