May his days be few;1 may another take his place2 of leadership.
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.310
May his children be wandering beggars;4 may they be drivena from their ruined homes.
May a creditor5 seize all he has; may strangers plunder6 the fruits of his labor.712
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity8 on his fatherless children.
May his descendants be cut off,9 their names blotted out10 from the next generation.
May the iniquity of his fathers11 be remembered before the LORD; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.
May their sins always remain before12 the LORD, that he may cut off the memory13 of them from the earth.
For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy14 and the brokenhearted.1517
He loved to pronounce a curse-- may itb come on him;16 he found no pleasure in blessing-- may it bec far from him.
He wore cursing17 as his garment; it entered into his body like water,18 into his bones like oil.