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109:1 Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
109:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me: They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.
109:3 They have compassed me about 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 unto] prayer.
109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love.
109:7 When he is judged, let him come forth guilty; And let his prayer be turned into 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 vagabonds, and beg; And let them seek [their bread] out of their desolate places.
109:11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; And let strangers make spoil of his labor.
109:12 Let there be none to extend kindness unto him; Neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children.
109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; In the generation following let their name be blotted out.
109:16 Because he remembered not to show kindness, But persecuted the poor and needy man, And the broken in heart, to slay [them].
109:17 Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; And he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.
109:19 Let it be unto him as the raiment wherewith he covereth himself, And for the girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
109:22 For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.
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 of fatness.
109:25 I am become also a reproach unto them: When they see me, they shake their head.
109:28 Let them curse, but bless thou: When they arise, they shall be put to shame, But thy servant shall rejoice.
109:30 I will give great thanks unto Jehovah with my mouth; Yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
109:31 For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, To save him from them that judge his soul.