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Psalm 109 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Plea for Judgment of False Accusers
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:1 - To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

Do not keep silent,
O God of my praise!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:2 - For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful
Have opened against me;
They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:3 - They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without a cause.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:4 - In return for my love they are my accusers,
But I give myself to prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:5 - Thus they have rewarded me evil for good,
And hatred for my love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:6 - Set a wicked man over him,
And let an accuser[fn] stand at his right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:7 - When he is judged, let him be found guilty,
And let his prayer become sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:8 - Let his days be few,
And let another take his office.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:9 - Let his children be fatherless,
And his wife a widow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:10 - Let his children continually be vagabonds, and beg;
Let them seek their bread[fn] also from their desolate places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:11 - Let the creditor seize all that he has,
And let strangers plunder his labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:12 - Let there be none to extend mercy to him,
Nor let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:13 - Let his posterity be cut off,
And in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:14 - Let 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 continually before the LORD,
That He may cut off the memory of them from the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:16 - Because he did not remember to show mercy,
But persecuted the poor and needy man,
That he might even slay the broken in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:17 - As he loved cursing, so let it come to him;
As he did not delight in blessing, so let it be far from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:18 - As he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment,
So let it enter his body like water,
And like oil into his bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:19 - Let it be to him like the garment which covers him,
And for a belt with which he girds himself continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:20 - Let this be the LORD’s reward to my accusers,
And to those who speak evil against my person.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:21 - But You, O GOD the Lord,
Deal with me for Your name’s sake;
Because Your mercy is good, 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 am gone like a shadow when it lengthens;
I am shaken off like a locust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:24 - My knees are weak through fasting,
And my flesh is feeble from lack of fatness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:25 - I also have become a reproach to them;
When they look at me, they shake their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:26 - Help me, O LORD my God!
Oh, save me according to Your mercy,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:27 - That they may know that this is Your hand—
That You, LORD, have done it!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:28 - Let them curse, but You bless;
When they arise, let them be ashamed,
But let Your servant rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:29 - Let my accusers be clothed with shame,
And let them cover themselves with their own disgrace as with a mantle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:30 - I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth;
Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:31 - For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor,
To save him from those who condemn him.
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew satan
Following Masoretic Text and Targum; Septuagint and Vulgate read be cast out.

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