||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 109 [Commentary] |
||For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O God of my praise,
Do not be silent!
||For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me;
They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
||They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without cause.
||In return for my love they act as my accusers;
But I am in prayer.
||Thus they have repaid me evil for good
And hatred for my love.
||Appoint a wicked man over him,
And let an accuser stand at his right hand.
||When he is judged, let him come forth guilty,
And let his prayer become sin.
||Let his days be few;
Let another take his office.
||Let his children be fatherless
And his wife a widow.
||Let his children wander about and beg;
And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.
||Let the creditor seize all that he has,
And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.
||Let there be none to extend lovingkindness to him,
Nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children.
||Let his posterity be cut off;
In a following generation let their name be blotted out.
||Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD,
And do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out.
||Let them be before the LORD continually,
That He may cut off their memory from the earth;
||Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness,
But persecuted the afflicted and needy man,
And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.
||He also loved cursing, so it came to him;
And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.
||But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment,
And it entered into his body like water
And like oil into his bones.
||Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself,
And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself.
||Let this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD,
And of those who speak evil against my soul.
||But You, O GOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name's sake;
Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me;
||For I am afflicted and needy,
And my heart is wounded within me.
||I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens;
I am shaken off like the locust.
||My knees are weak from fasting,
And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.
||I also have become a reproach to them;
When they see me, they wag their head.
||Help me, O LORD my God;
Save me according to Your lovingkindness.
||And let them know that this is Your hand;
You, LORD, have done it.
||Let them curse, but You bless;
When they arise, they shall be ashamed,
But Your servant shall be glad.
||Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor,
And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
||With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD;
And in the midst of many I will praise Him.
||For He stands at the right hand of the needy,
To save him from those who judge his soul.
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