O 1God of my praise, 2Do not be silent!
For they have opened the awicked and 3deceitfulmouthagainst me; They have spokenbagainst me with a 4lyingtongue.
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me 5withoutcause.
In return6for my love they act as my accusers; But 7I am in prayer.
Thus they have c8repaid me evil for good And 9hatred for my love.
6Appoint a wickedmanover him, And let an d10accuserstand at his righthand.
When he is judged, let him 11comeforthguilty, And let his 12prayerbecomesin.
Let 13his days be few; Let 14anothertake his office.
Let his 15children be fatherless And his 16wife a widow.
Let his 17childrenwander about and beg; And let them 18seek sustenance efar from their ruinedhomes.
Let 19the creditorfseizeall that he has, And let 20strangersplunder the product of his labor.
Let there be none to g21extendlovingkindness to him, Nor22any to be gracious to his fatherlesschildren.
Let his 23posterity be hcutoff; In a followinggeneration let their 24name be blotted out.
Let 25the iniquity of his fathers be rememberedibefore the LORD, And do not let the sin of his mother be 26blotted out.
Let 27them be before the LORDcontinually, That He may 28cutoff their memory from the earth;
16Because he did not remember to showlovingkindness, But persecuted the 29afflicted and needyman, And the 30despondent in heart, to 31put them to death.
He also lovedcursing, so 32it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.
But he 33clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, And it 34entered into jhis body like water And like oil into his bones.
Let it be to him as 35a garment with which he covers himself, And for a belt with which he constantly36girds himself.
20kLet this be the 37reward of my accusers from the LORD, And of those who 38speakevilagainst my soul.
But You, O lGOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me 39for Your name'ssake; Because40Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me;
For 41I am afflicted and needy, And mmy heart is 42woundedwithin me.
I am passing43like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shakenoff44like the locust.
My 45kneesnare weak from 46fasting, And my flesh has grownlean, withoutfatness.
I also have become a 47reproach to them; When they see me, they 48wag their head.
2649Help me, O LORD my God; Save me according to Your lovingkindness.
27oAnd let them 50know that this is Your hand; You, LORD, have done it.
2851Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your 52servant shall be glad.
29pLet 53my accusers be clothed with dishonor, And qlet them 54cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
With my mouth I will givethanksabundantly to the LORD; And in the midst of many55I will praise Him.
For He stands56at the righthand of the needy, To save him from those who 57judge his soul.