Let it be to him as 1a garment with which he covers himself, And for a belt with which he constantly2girds himself.
20aLet this be the 3reward of my accusers from the LORD, And of those who 4speakevilagainst my soul.
But You, O bGOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me 5for Your name'ssake ; Because6Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me;
For 7I am afflicted and needy, And cmy heart is 8woundedwithin me.
I am passing9like a shadow when it lengthens ; I am shakenoff10like the locust.
My 11kneesdare weak from 12fasting, And my flesh has grownlean, withoutfatness.
I also have become a 13reproach to them; When they see me, they 14wag their head.
2615Help me, O LORD my God ; Save me according to Your lovingkindness.
27eAnd let them 16know that this is Your hand ; You, LORD, have done it.
2817Let them curse, but You bless ; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your 18servant shall be glad.
29fLet 19my accusers be clothed with dishonor, And glet them 20cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.