May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.110
May his children be wandering beggars;2 may they be drivena from their ruined homes.
May a creditor3 seize all he has; may strangers plunder4 the fruits of his labor.512
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity6 on his fatherless children.
May his descendants be cut off,7 their names blotted out8 from the next generation.
May the iniquity of his fathers9 be remembered before the LORD; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.
May their sins always remain before10 the LORD, that he may cut off the memory11 of them from the earth.
For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy12 and the brokenhearted.1317
He loved to pronounce a curse-- may itb come on him;14 he found no pleasure in blessing-- may it bec far from him.
He wore cursing15 as his garment; it entered into his body like water,16 into his bones like oil.
May it be like a cloak wrapped17 about him, like a belt tied forever around him.
May this be the LORD's payment18 to my accusers, to those who speak evil19 of me.