Psalm 109:3-13 NIV

3 With words of hatred1 they surround me; they attack me without cause.2

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4 In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.3

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5 They repay me evil for good,4 and hatred for my friendship.

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6 Appointa an evil manb to oppose him; let an accuserc5 stand at his right hand.

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    • a 109:6 - Or "[They say:] "Appoint" (with quotation marks at the end of verse 19)
    • b 109:6 - Or "the Evil One"
    • c 109:6 - Or "let Satan"
      7 When he is tried, let him be found guilty,6 and may his prayers condemn7 him.

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      8 May his days be few;8 may another take his place9 of leadership.

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      9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.10

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      10 May his children be wandering beggars;11 may they be drivend from their ruined homes.

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        • d 109:10 - Septuagint; Hebrew "sought"
          11 May a creditor12 seize all he has; may strangers plunder13 the fruits of his labor.14

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          12 May no one extend kindness to him or take pity15 on his fatherless children.

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          13 May his descendants be cut off,16 their names blotted out17 from the next generation.

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