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Psalms Chapter 109 (Index)

001  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

002  For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

003  They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

004  For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

005  And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

006  Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

007  When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

008  Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

009  Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

010  Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

011  Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

012  Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

013  Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

014  Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

015  Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

016  Because that he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

017  As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

018  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.

019  Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

020  Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

021  But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.

022  For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

023  I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

024  My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

025  I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

026  Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:

027  That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

028  Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

029  Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

030  I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

031  For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.