Psalm 109:9-20 NIV

9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.1

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10 May his children be wandering beggars;2 may they be drivena from their ruined homes.

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    • d 109:10 - Septuagint; Hebrew "sought"
      11 May a creditor3 seize all he has; may strangers plunder4 the fruits of his labor.5

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      12 May no one extend kindness to him or take pity6 on his fatherless children.

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      13 May his descendants be cut off,7 their names blotted out8 from the next generation.

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      14 May the iniquity of his fathers9 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 before10 the LORD, that he may cut off the memory11 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 needy12 and the brokenhearted.13

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      17 He loved to pronounce a curse-- may itb come on him;14 he found no pleasure in blessing-- may it bec 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 cursing15 as his garment; it entered into his body like water,16 into his bones like oil.

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          19 May it be like a cloak wrapped17 about him, like a belt tied forever around him.

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          20 May this be the LORD's payment18 to my accusers, to those who speak evil19 of me.

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