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Psalm 109 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:1 - For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. My God, whom I praise, do not remain silent,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:2 - for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:3 - With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:4 - In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:5 - They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:6 - Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy; let an accuser stand at his right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:7 - When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:8 - May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:9 - May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:10 - May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven[fn] from their ruined homes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:11 - May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:12 - May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:13 - May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:14 - May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:15 - May their sins always remain before the LORD, that he may blot out their name from the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:16 - For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:17 - He loved to pronounce a curse— may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing— may it be far from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:18 - He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:19 - May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:20 - May this be the LORD’s payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:21 - But you, Sovereign LORD, help me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:22 - For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:23 - I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:24 - My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:25 - I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:26 - Help me, LORD my God; save me according to your unfailing love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:27 - Let them know that it is your hand, that you, LORD, have done it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:28 - While they curse, may you bless; may those who attack me be put to shame, but may your servant rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:29 - May my accusers be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:30 - With my mouth I will greatly extol the LORD; in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:31 - For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save their lives from those who would condemn them.
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Septuagint; Hebrew sought

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