Psalm 109:13-23 NIV

13 May his descendants be cut off,1 their names blotted out2 from the next generation.

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14 May the iniquity of his fathers3 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 before4 the LORD, that he may cut off the memory5 of them from the earth.

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16 For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy6 and the brokenhearted.7

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17 He loved to pronounce a curse-- may ita come on him;8 he found no pleasure in blessing-- may it beb far from him.

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    • e 109:17 - Or "curse, / and it has"
    • f 109:17 - Or "blessing, / and it is"
      18 He wore cursing9 as his garment; it entered into his body like water,10 into his bones like oil.

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      19 May it be like a cloak wrapped11 about him, like a belt tied forever around him.

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      20 May this be the LORD's payment12 to my accusers, to those who speak evil13 of me.

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      21 But you, O Sovereign LORD, deal well with me for your name's sake;14 out of the goodness of your love,15 deliver me.16

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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;17 I am shaken off like a locust.

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