Hold not thy peace , O God of my praise;2
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitfula are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lyingtongue.3
They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.4
For my love they are my adversaries : but I give myself unto prayer.5
And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.6Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satanbstand at his right hand.7
When he shall be judged , let him becondemned:c and let his prayer become sin.8
Let his days be few; and let anothertake his office.d9
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.10
Let his children be continuallyvagabonds , and beg : let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.11
Let the extortionercatch all that he hath; and let the strangersspoil his labour.12
Let there be none to extendmercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.13
Let his posterity be cut off ; and in the generationfollowing let their name be blotted out .
Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out .
Let them be before the LORDcontinually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.16
Because that he remembered not to shewmercy, but persecuted the poor and needyman, that he might even slay the broken in heart.17
As he lovedcursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowelse like water, and like oil into his bones.19
Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girdedcontinually.20
Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speakevil against my soul.21
But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good,deliver thou me.
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is woundedwithin me.
I am gone like the shadow when it declineth : I am tossed up and down as the locust.24
My knees are weak through fasting; and my fleshfaileth of fatness.25
I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.26Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:27
That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.
Let them curse , but bless thou: when they arise , let them be ashamed ; but let thy servantrejoice .
Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.30
I will greatlypraise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.31
For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.