Psalm 109 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Do not be silent, O God of my praise. 1 O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent,
2 For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. 2 for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
3 They beset me with words of hate, and attack 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, even while I make prayer for them. 4 In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.
5 So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 5 They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.
6 They say, "Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand on his right. 6 Appoint an evil man to oppose him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.
7 When he is tried, let him be found guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin. 7 When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him.
8 May his days be few; may another seize his position. 8 May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.
9 May his children be orphans, and his wife a widow. 9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
10 May his children wander about and beg; may they be driven out of the ruins they inhabit. 10 May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.
11 May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil. 11 May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
12 May there be no one to do him a kindness, nor anyone to pity his orphaned children. 12 May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.
13 May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation. 13 May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.
14 May the iniquity of his father be remembered before the Lord, and do not let the sin of his mother 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 the Lord continually, and may his memory be cut off 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 For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted to their death. 16 For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.
17 He loved to curse; let curses come on him. He did not like blessing; may 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 He clothed himself with cursing as his coat, may it soak into his body like water, like oil into his bones. 18 He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil.
19 May it be like a garment that he wraps around himself, like a belt that he wears every day." 19 May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him.
20 May that be the reward of my accusers from the Lord, of 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 Lord my Lord, act on my behalf for your name's sake; because your steadfast 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 pierced within me. 22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
23 I am gone like a shadow at evening; 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 are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt. 24 My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.
25 I am an object of scorn to my accusers; 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 Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love. 26 Help me, O LORD my God; save me in accordance with your love.
27 Let them know that this is your hand; you, O Lord, 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 will bless. Let my assailants be put to shame; may your servant 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 May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a mantle. 29 My accusers will be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak.
30 With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord; I will praise him in the midst of the throng. 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 them from those who would condemn them to death. 31 For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.