(108-1) <Unto the end, a psalm for David.> (108-2) O God, be not thou silent in my praise:
(108-2) for the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful man is opened against me.
(108-3) They have spoken against me with deceitful tongues; and they have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against me without cause.
(108-4) Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.
(108-5) And they repaid me evil for good: and hatred for my love.
(108-6) Set thou the sinner over him: and may the devil stand at his right hand.
(108-7) When he is judged, may he go out condemned; and may his prayer be turned to sin.
(108-8) May his days be few: and his bishopric let another take.
(108-9) May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
(108-10) Let his children be carried about vagabonds, and beg; and let them be cast out of their dwellings.
(108-11) May the usurer search all his substance: and let strangers plunder his labours.
(108-12) May there be none to help him: nor none to pity his fatherless offspring.
(108-13) May his posterity be cut off; in one generation may his name be blotted out.
(108-14) May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered in the sight of the Lord: and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
(108-15) May they be before the Lord continually, and let the memory of them perish from the earth:
(108-16) because he remembered not to shew mercy,
(108-17) But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in heart, to put him to death.
(108-18) And he loved cursing, and it shall come unto him: and he would not have blessing, and it shall be far from him. And he put on cursing, like a garment: and it went in like water into his entrails, and like oil in his bones.
(108-19) May it be unto him like a garment which covereth him; and like a girdle with which he is girded continually.
(108-20) This is the work of them who detract me before the Lord; and who speak evils against my soul.
(108-21) But thou, O Lord, do with me for thy name’s sake: because thy mercy is sweet. Do thou deliver me,
(108-22) For I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me.
(108-23) I am taken away like the shadow when it declineth: and I am shaken off as locusts.
(108-24) My knees are weakened through fasting: and my flesh is changed for oil.
(108-25) And I am become a reproach to them: they saw me and they shaked their heads.
(108-26) Help me, O Lord my God; save me; according to thy mercy.
(108-27) And let them know that this is thy hand: and that thou, O Lord, hast done it.
(108-28) They will curse and thou wilt bless: let them that rise up against me be confounded: but thy servant shall rejoice.
(108-29) Let them that detract me be clothed with shame: and let them be covered with their confusion as with a double cloak.
(108-30) I will give great thanks to the Lord with my mouth: and in the midst of many I will praise him.
(108-31) Because he hath stood at the right hand of the poor, to save my soul from persecutors.