PS 109:1 To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, be not silent,
PS 109:2 For the mouth of wickedness, and the mouth of deceit, Against me they have opened, They have spoken with me -- A tongue of falsehood, and words of hatred!
PS 109:3 They have compassed me about, And they fight me without cause.
PS 109:4 For my love they oppose me, and I -- prayer!
PS 109:5 And they set against me evil for good, And hatred for my love.
PS 109:6 Appoint Thou over him the wicked, And an adversary standeth at his right hand.
PS 109:7 In his being judged, he goeth forth wicked, And his prayer is for sin.
PS 109:8 His days are few, his oversight another taketh,
PS 109:9 His sons are fatherless, and his wife a widow.
PS 109:10 And wander continually do his sons, Yea, they have begged, And have sought out of their dry places.
PS 109:11 An exactor layeth a snare for all that he hath, And strangers spoil his labour.
PS 109:12 He hath none to extend kindness, Nor is there one showing favour to his orphans.
PS 109:13 His posterity is for cutting off, In another generation is their name blotted out.
PS 109:14 The iniquity of his fathers Is remembered unto Jehovah, And the sin of his mother is not blotted out.
PS 109:15 They are before Jehovah continually, And He cutteth off from earth their memorial.
PS 109:16 Because that he hath not remembered to do kindness, And pursueth the poor man and needy, And the smitten of heart -- to slay,
PS 109:17 And he loveth reviling, and it meeteth him, And he hath not delighted in blessing, And it is far from him.
PS 109:18 And he putteth on reviling as his robe, And it cometh in as water into his midst, And as oil into his bones.
PS 109:19 It is to him as apparel -- he covereth himself, And for a continual girdle he girdeth it on.
PS 109:20 This `is' the wage of mine accusers from Jehovah, And of those speaking evil against my soul.
PS 109:21 And Thou, O Jehovah Lord, Deal with me for Thy name's sake, Because Thy kindness `is' good, deliver me.
PS 109:22 For I `am' poor and needy, And my heart hath been pierced in my midst.
PS 109:23 As a shadow when it is stretched out I have gone, I have been driven away as a locust.
PS 109:24 My knees have been feeble from fasting, And my flesh hath failed of fatness.
PS 109:25 And I -- I have been a reproach to them, They see me, they shake their head.
PS 109:26 Help me, O Jehovah my God, Save me, according to Thy kindness.
PS 109:27 And they know that this `is' Thy hand, Thou, O Jehovah, Thou hast done it.
PS 109:28 They revile, and Thou dost bless, They have risen, and are ashamed, And Thy servant doth rejoice.
PS 109:29 Mine accusers put on blushing, and are covered, As an upper robe `is' their shame.
PS 109:30 I thank Jehovah greatly with my mouth, And in the midst of many I praise Him,
PS 109:31 For He standeth at the right hand of the needy, To save from those judging his soul.