109:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hold not thy
peace, O God of my praise;
109:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful
are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying
109:3 They encompassed me also with words of hatred; and fought
against me without a cause.
109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I [give myself
109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my
109:6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his
109:7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his
prayer become sin.
109:8 Let his days be few; [and] let another take his office.
109:9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let
them seek [their bread] also out of their desolate places.
109:11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let
strangers spoil his labor.
109:12 Let there be none to extend mercy to him: neither let
there be any to favor his fatherless children.
109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; [and] in the generation
following let their name be blotted out.
109:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the
LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
109:15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut
off the memory of them from the earth.
109:16 Because that he remembered not to show mercy, but
persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the
broken in heart.
109:17 As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he
delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
109:18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his
garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like
oil into his bones.
109:19 Let it be to him as the garment [which] covereth him, and
for a girdle with which he is girded continually.
109:20 [Let] this [be] the reward of my adversaries from the
LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
109:21 But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake:
because thy mercy [is] good, deliver thou me.
109:22 For I [am] poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within
109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed
up and down as the locust.
109:24 My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth
109:25 I became also a reproach to them: [when] they looked upon
me they shook their heads.
109:26 Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:
109:27 That they may know that this [is] thy hand; [that] thou,
LORD, hast done it.
109:28 Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them
be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.
109:29 Let my adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them
cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.
109:30 I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yes, I will
praise him among the multitude.
109:31 For he will stand at the right hand of the poor, to save
[him] from those that condemn his soul.