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Psalm 109 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O God of my praise, do not keep silent, 1 O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent,
2 for {wicked and deceitful mouths} have opened against me. They speak to me with a lying tongue. 2 for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
3 They also surround me with words of hate, and fight me without cause. 3 With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause.
4 In return for my love they accuse me, though I [am in] prayer. 4 In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.
5 So they inflicted evil against me in return for good and hatred in return for my love. 5 They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.
6 Appoint over him a wicked [man], and let an accuser stand at his right [hand]. 6 Appoint an evil man to oppose him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.
7 When he is judged, let him come out guilty, and let his prayer become as sin. 7 When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him.
8 Let his days be few; let another take his office. 8 May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.
9 Let his children be orphans, and his wife a widow, 9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
10 and let his children wander aimlessly and beg, and let them plead from their ruins. 10 May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.
11 Let [the] creditor seize all that [is] his, and let strangers plunder his property. 11 May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
12 Let there be none [who] extend to him loyal love, nor any who pities his orphans. 12 May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.
13 Let his descendants be cut off. Let their name be blotted out in [the] next generation. 13 May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.
14 Let the iniquity of his ancestors be remembered before Yahweh, and let the sin of his mother not be blotted out. 14 May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.
15 Let them be before Yahweh continually, that he may cut off their memory from [the] earth, 15 May their sins always remain before the LORD, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
16 because he did not remember to show loyal love, but he pursued anyone, poor or needy or brokenhearted, to slay [them]. 16 For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.
17 Because he loved cursing, let it come [upon] him. Because he did not delight in blessing, let it be far from him. 17 He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come on him; he found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him.
18 Because he wore a curse as his robe, let it enter {his body} like water, and into his bones like oil. 18 He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil.
19 May it be for him like a garment [in which] he wraps, and a belt {he continually wears}. 19 May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him.
20 Let this [be] the punishment for my accusers from Yahweh, even those who speak evil against my life. 20 May this be the LORD's payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me.
21 But you, O Yahweh my Lord, deal with me for your name's sake. Because your loyal love [is] good, deliver me, 21 But you, O Sovereign LORD, deal well with me for your name's sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me.
22 for I [am] poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. 22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
23 Like a lengthening shadow I am passing away; I am shaken off like a locust. 23 I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.
24 My knees {buckle} from fasting, and my body grows lean without fat. 24 My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.
25 And [so] I am a disgrace to them; [when] they see me, they shake their heads. 25 I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.
26 Help me, O Yahweh my God; save me according to your loyal love, 26 Help me, O LORD my God; save me in accordance with your love.
27 that they may know that this [is] your hand, [that] you, O Yahweh, you have done it. 27 Let them know that it is your hand, that you, O LORD, have done it.
28 Let them curse, but you bless. [When] they arise, let them be put to shame, that your servant may be glad. 28 They may curse, but you will bless; when they attack they will be put to shame, but your servant will rejoice.
29 Let my accusers put on disgrace, and let them cover [themselves] with their shame as with a robe. 29 My accusers will be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak.
30 I will give thanks to Yahweh exceedingly with my mouth, and in [the] midst of many I will praise him, 30 With my mouth I will greatly extol the LORD; in the great throng I will praise him.
31 for he stands at [the] right [hand] of [the] needy, to save [him] from those judging his life. 31 For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.