Parallel Bible results for Psalm 109

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Psalm 109

RSV 1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Be not silent, O God of my praise! NIV 1 O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, RSV 2 For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. NIV 2 for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues. RSV 3 They beset me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. NIV 3 With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause. RSV 4 In return for my love they accuse me, even as I make prayer for them. NIV 4 In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer. RSV 5 So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. NIV 5 They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship. RSV 6 Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser bring him to trial. NIV 6 Appoint an evil man to oppose him; let an accuser stand at his right hand. RSV 7 When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin! NIV 7 When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him. RSV 8 May his days be few; may another seize his goods! NIV 8 May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership. RSV 9 May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow! NIV 9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. RSV 10 May his children wander about and beg; may they be driven out of the ruins they inhabit! NIV 10 May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes. RSV 11 May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil! NIV 11 May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor. RSV 12 Let there be none to extend kindness to him, nor any to pity his fatherless children! NIV 12 May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children. RSV 13 May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation! NIV 13 May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation. RSV 14 May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out! NIV 14 May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out. RSV 15 Let them be before the LORD continually; and may his memory be cut off from the earth! NIV 15 May their sins always remain before the LORD, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth. RSV 16 For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted to their death. NIV 16 For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted. RSV 17 He loved to curse; let curses come on him! He did not like blessing; may it be far from him! NIV 17 He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come on him; he found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him. RSV 18 He clothed himself with cursing as his coat, may it soak into his body like water, like oil into his bones! NIV 18 He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil. RSV 19 May it be like a garment which he wraps round him, like a belt with which he daily girds himself! NIV 19 May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him. RSV 20 May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life! NIV 20 May this be the LORD's payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me. RSV 21 But thou, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for thy name's sake; because thy steadfast love is good, deliver me! NIV 21 But you, O Sovereign LORD, deal well with me for your name's sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me. RSV 22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me. NIV 22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. RSV 23 I am gone, like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust. NIV 23 I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust. RSV 24 My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt. NIV 24 My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt. RSV 25 I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads. NIV 25 I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads. RSV 26 Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to thy steadfast love! NIV 26 Help me, O LORD my God; save me in accordance with your love. RSV 27 Let them know that this is thy hand; thou, O LORD, hast done it! NIV 27 Let them know that it is your hand, that you, O LORD, have done it. RSV 28 Let them curse, but do thou bless! Let my assailants be put to shame; may thy servant be glad! NIV 28 They may curse, but you will bless; when they attack they will be put to shame, but your servant will rejoice. RSV 29 May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a mantle! NIV 29 My accusers will be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak. RSV 30 With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will praise him in the midst of the throng. NIV 30 With my mouth I will greatly extol the LORD; in the great throng I will praise him. RSV 31 For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who condemn him to death. NIV 31 For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.