With words of hatred1 they surround me; they attack me without cause.24
In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.35
They repay me evil for good,4 and hatred for my friendship.
Appointa an evil manb to oppose him; let an accuserc5 stand at his right hand.
When he is tried, let him be found guilty,6 and may his prayers condemn7 him.
May his days be few;8 may another take his place9 of leadership.
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.1010
May his children be wandering beggars;11 may they be drivend from their ruined homes.
May a creditor12 seize all he has; may strangers plunder13 the fruits of his labor.1412
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity15 on his fatherless children.
May his descendants be cut off,16 their names blotted out17 from the next generation.