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Psalm 109 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Help Me, O Lord My God

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:1 - To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
Be not silent, O God of my praise!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:2 - For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me,
speaking against me with lying tongues.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:3 - They encircle me with words of hate,
and attack me without cause.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:4 - In return for my love they accuse me,
but I give myself to prayer.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:5 - So they reward me evil for good,
and hatred for my love.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:6 - Appoint a wicked man against him;
let an accuser stand at his right hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:7 - When he is tried, let him come forth guilty;
let his prayer be counted as sin!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:8 - May his days be few;
may another take his office!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:9 - May his children be fatherless
and his wife a widow!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:10 - May his children wander about and beg,
seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:11 - May the creditor seize all that he has;
may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:12 - Let there be none to extend kindness to him,
nor any to pity his fatherless children!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:13 - May his posterity be cut off;
may his name be blotted out in the second generation!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:14 - May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD,
and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:15 - Let them be before the LORD continually,
that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:16 - For he did not remember to show kindness,
but pursued the poor and needy
and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:17 - He loved to curse; let curses come[fn] upon him!
He did not delight in blessing; may it be far[fn] from him!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:18 - He clothed himself with cursing as his coat;
may it soak[fn] into his body like water,
like oil into his bones!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:19 - May it be like a garment that he wraps around him,
like a belt that he puts on every day!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:20 - May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD,
of those who speak evil against my life!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:21 - But you, O GOD my Lord,
deal on my behalf for your name’s sake;
because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:22 - For I am poor and needy,
and my heart is stricken within me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:23 - I am gone like a shadow at evening;
I am shaken off like a locust.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:24 - My knees are weak through fasting;
my body has become gaunt, with no fat.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:25 - I am an object of scorn to my accusers;
when they see me, they wag their heads.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:26 - Help me, O LORD my God!
Save me according to your steadfast love!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:27 - Let them know that this is your hand;
you, O LORD, have done it!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:28 - Let them curse, but you will bless!
They arise and are put to shame, but your servant will be glad!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:29 - May my accusers be clothed with dishonor;
may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:30 - With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD;
I will praise him in the midst of the throng.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:31 - For he stands at the right hand of the needy one,
to save him from those who condemn his soul to death.
ESV Footnotes
Hebrew but I am prayer
Revocalization; Masoretic Text curses have come
Revocalization; Masoretic Text it is far
Revocalization; Masoretic Text it has soaked
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