Psalm 109 ESV

Help Me, O Lord My God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1 1Be not silent, O 2God of my praise!

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2 For wicked and 3deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.

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3 They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me 4without cause.

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4 In return for my love they 5accuse me, but I 6give myself to prayer.a

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    • ī 109:4 - Hebrew but I am prayer
      5 So they 7reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

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      6 8Appoint a wicked man 9against him; let an accuser stand 10at his right hand.

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          7 When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his 11prayer be counted as sin!

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          8 May his 12days be few; may 13another take his 14office!

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              9 May his 15children be fatherless and his wife a widow!

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              10 May his children 16wander about and beg, 17seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!

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              11 May 18the creditor seize all that he has; may 19strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!

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              12 Let there be none to 20extend kindness to him, nor any to 21pity his fatherless children!

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              13 May his 22posterity be cut off; may his 23name be blotted out in the second generation!

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              14 May 24the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be 25blotted out!

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              15 26Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may 27cut off the memory of them from the earth!

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              16 For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued 28the poor and needy and 29the brokenhearted, to put them to death.

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                  17 30He loved to curse; let curses comeb upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be farc from him!

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                    • Ĭ 109:17 - Revocalization; Masoretic Text curses have come
                    • ĭ 109:17 - Revocalization; Masoretic Text it is far
                      18 He 31clothed himself with cursing as his coat; may it 32soakd into his body like water, like oil into his bones!

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                        • Į 109:18 - Revocalization; Masoretic Text it has soaked
                          19 May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!
                          20 May this be the reward of my 33accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life!

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                              21 But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf 34for your name's sake; because your 35steadfast love is good, deliver me!

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                              22 For I am 36poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.

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                                  23 I am gone like 37a shadow at evening; I am 38shaken off like a locust.

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                                  24 My knees are weak 39through fasting; my 40body has become gaunt, with no fat.

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                                  25 I am 41an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they 42wag their heads.

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                                  26 43Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!

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                                  27 Let them 44know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!

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                                  28 45Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but 46your servant will be glad!

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                                  29 May my accusers be 47clothed with dishonor; may they 48be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak!

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                                      30 With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will 49praise him in the midst of the throng.

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                                      31 For he stands 50at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from those who condemn his soul to death.

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