Psalm 109 NIV

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 My God, whom I praise, do not remain silent,

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2 for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.

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3 With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause.

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4 In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.

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5 They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.

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6 Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy; let an accuser stand at his right hand.

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7 When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him.

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8 May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.

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9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.

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10 May his children be wandering beggars; may they be drivena from their ruined homes.

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    • Ŧ 109:10 - Septuagint; Hebrew "sought"
      11 May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

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      12 May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.

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      13 May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.

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      14 May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.

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      15 May their sins always remain before the LORD, that he may blot out their name from the earth.

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      16 For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.

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      17 He loved to pronounce a curse— may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing— may it be far from him.

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      18 He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil.

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      19 May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him.

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      20 May this be the LORD’s payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me.

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      21 But you, Sovereign LORD, help me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me.

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      22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
      23 I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.

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      24 My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.

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      25 I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.

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      26 Help me, LORD my God; save me according to your unfailing love.

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      27 Let them know that it is your hand, that you, LORD, have done it.

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      28 While they curse, may you bless; may those who attack me be put to shame, but may your servant rejoice.

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      29 May my accusers be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak.

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      30 With my mouth I will greatly extol the LORD; in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him.

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      31 For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save their lives from those who would condemn them.

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