O God, whom I praise,1 do not remain silent,2
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for wicked and deceitful men3 have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.4
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With words of hatred5 they surround me; they attack me without cause.6
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In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.7
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They repay me evil for good,8 and hatred for my friendship.
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Appoint an evil man to oppose him; let an accuser9 stand at his right hand.
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When he is tried, let him be found guilty,10 and may his prayers condemn11 him.
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May his days be few;12 may another take his place13 of leadership.
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May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.14
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May his children be wandering beggars;15 may they be driven from their ruined homes.
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May a creditor16 seize all he has; may strangers plunder17 the fruits of his labor.18
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May no one extend kindness to him or take pity19 on his fatherless children.
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May his descendants be cut off,20 their names blotted out21 from the next generation.
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May the iniquity of his fathers22 be remembered before the LORD; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.
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May their sins always remain before23 the LORD, that he may cut off the memory24 of them from the earth.
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For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy25 and the brokenhearted.26
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He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come on him;27 he found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him.
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He wore cursing28 as his garment; it entered into his body like water,29 into his bones like oil.
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May it be like a cloak wrapped30 about him, like a belt tied forever around him.
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May this be the LORD's payment31 to my accusers, to those who speak evil32 of me.
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But you, O Sovereign LORD, deal well with me for your name's sake;33 out of the goodness of your love,34 deliver me.35
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For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
I fade away like an evening shadow;36 I am shaken off like a locust.
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My knees give37 way from fasting;38 my body is thin and gaunt.39
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I am an object of scorn40 to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.41
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Help me,42 O LORD my God; save me in accordance with your love.
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Let them know43 that it is your hand, that you, O LORD, have done it.
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They may curse,44 but you will bless; when they attack they will be put to shame, but your servant will rejoice.45
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My accusers will be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame46 as in a cloak.
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With my mouth I will greatly extol the LORD; in the great throng47 I will praise him.
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For he stands at the right hand48 of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.
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