1Be not silent, O 2God of my praise!
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For wicked and 3deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.
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They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me 4without cause.
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In return for my love they 5accuse me, but I 6give myself to prayer.
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So they 7reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
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8Appoint a wicked man 9against him; let an accuser stand 10at his right hand.
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When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his 11prayer be counted as sin!
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May his 12days be few; may 13another take his 14office!
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May his 15children be fatherless and his wife a widow!
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May his children 16wander about and beg, 17seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!
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May 18the creditor seize all that he has; may 19strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
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Let there be none to 20extend kindness to him, nor any to 21pity his fatherless children!
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May his 22posterity be cut off; may his 23name be blotted out in the second generation!
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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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26Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may 27cut off the memory of them from the earth!
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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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30He loved to curse; let curses come upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be far from him!
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He 31clothed himself with cursing as his coat; may it 32soak into his body like water, like oil into his bones!
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May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!
May this be the reward of my 33accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life!
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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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For I am 36poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.
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I am gone like 37a shadow at evening; I am 38shaken off like a locust.
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My knees are weak 39through fasting; my 40body has become gaunt, with no fat.
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I am 41an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they 42wag their heads.
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43Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!
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Let them 44know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!
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45Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but 46your servant will be glad!
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May my accusers be 47clothed with dishonor; may they 48be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak!
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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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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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