Psalm 109:6-20 NIV

6 Appointa an evil manb to oppose him; let an accuserc1 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,2 and may his prayers condemn3 him.

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      8 May his days be few;4 may another take his place5 of leadership.

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      9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.6

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      10 May his children be wandering beggars;7 may they be drivend from their ruined homes.

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        • d 109:10 - Septuagint; Hebrew "sought"
          11 May a creditor8 seize all he has; may strangers plunder9 the fruits of his labor.10

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          12 May no one extend kindness to him or take pity11 on his fatherless children.

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          13 May his descendants be cut off,12 their names blotted out13 from the next generation.

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          14 May the iniquity of his fathers14 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 before15 the LORD, that he may cut off the memory16 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 needy17 and the brokenhearted.18

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          17 He loved to pronounce a curse-- may ite come on him;19 he found no pleasure in blessing-- may it bef 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 cursing20 as his garment; it entered into his body like water,21 into his bones like oil.

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              19 May it be like a cloak wrapped22 about him, like a belt tied forever around him.

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              20 May this be the LORD's payment23 to my accusers, to those who speak evil24 of me.

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