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Psalms 109 (asv)

Psalms 109 (asv)

For the Chief Musicion. A Psalm of David.

109:1Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

109:2For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me:

They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.

109:3They have compassed me about also with words of hatred,

And fought against me without a cause.

109:4For my love they are my adversaries:

But I give myself unto prayer.

109:5And they have rewarded me evil for good,

And hatred for my love.

109:6Set thou a wicked man over him;

And let an adversary stand at his right hand.

109:7When he is judged, let him come forth guilty;

And let his prayer be turned into sin.

109:8Let his days be few;

And let another take his office.

109:9Let his children be fatherless,

And his wife a widow.

109:10Let his children be vagabonds, and beg;

And let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.

109:11Let the extortioner catch all that he hath;

And let strangers make spoil of his labor.

109:12Let there be none to extend kindness unto him;

Neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children.

109:13Let his posterity be cut off;

In the generation following let their name be blotted out.

109:14Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Jehovah;

And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

109:15Let them be before Jehovah continually,

That he may cut off the memory of them from the earth;

109:16Because he remembered not to show kindness,

But persecuted the poor and needy man,

And the broken in heart, to slay them.

109:17Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him;

And he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.

109:18He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment,

And it came into his inward parts like water,

And like oil into his bones.

109:19Let it be unto him as the raiment wherewith he covereth himself,

And for the girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

109:20This is the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah,

And of them that speak evil against my soul.

109:21But deal thou with me, O Jehovah the Lord, for thy name's sake:

Because thy lovingkindness is good, deliver thou me;

109:22For I am poor and needy,

And my heart is wounded within me.

109:23I am gone like the shadow when it declineth:

I am tossed up and down as the locust.

109:24My knees are weak through fasting;

And my flesh faileth of fatness.

109:25I am become also a reproach unto them:

When they see me, they shake their head.

109:26Help me, O Jehovah my God;

Oh save me according to thy lovingkindness:

109:27That they may know that this is thy hand;

That thou, Jehovah, hast done it.

109:28Let them curse, but bless thou:

When they arise, they shall be put to shame,

But thy servant shall rejoice.

109:29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with dishonor,

And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.

109:30I will give great thanks unto Jehovah with my mouth;

Yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

109:31For he will stand at the right hand of the needy,

To save him from them that judge his soul.


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