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World English Bible

Psalm 109 (WEBP)

[1] God of my praise, don’t remain silent,
[2] for they have opened the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit against me. They have spoken to me with a lying tongue.
[3] They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.
[4] In return for my love, they are my adversaries; but I am in prayer.
[5] They have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
[6] Set a wicked man over him. Let an adversary stand at his right hand.
[7] When he is judged, let him come out guilty. Let his prayer be turned into sin.
[8] Let his days be few. Let another take his office.
[9] Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
[10] Let his children be wandering beggars. Let them be sought from their ruins.
[11] Let the creditor seize all that he has. Let strangers plunder the fruit of his labor.
[12] Let there be no one to extend kindness to him, neither let there be anyone to have pity on his fatherless children.
[13] Let his posterity be cut off. In the generation following let their name be blotted out.
[14] Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered by Yahweh. Don’t let the sin of his mother be blotted out.
[15] Let them be before Yahweh continually, that he may cut off their memory from the earth;
[16] because he didn’t remember to show kindness, but persecuted the poor and needy man, the broken in heart, to kill them.
[17] Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn’t delight in blessing, and it was far from him.
[18] He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment. It came into his inward parts like water, like oil into his bones.
[19] Let it be to him as the clothing with which he covers himself, for the belt that is always around him.
[20] This is the reward of my adversaries from Yahweh, of those who speak evil against my soul.
[21] But deal with me, Yahweh the Lord, for your name’s sake, because your loving kindness is good, deliver me;
[22] for I am poor and needy. My heart is wounded within me.
[23] I fade away like an evening shadow. I am shaken off like a locust.
[24] My knees are weak through fasting. My body is thin and lacks fat.
[25] I have also become a reproach to them. When they see me, they shake their head.
[26] Help me, Yahweh, my God. Save me according to your loving kindness;
[27] that they may know that this is your hand; that you, Yahweh, have done it.
[28] They may curse, but you bless. When they arise, they will be shamed, but your servant shall rejoice.
[29] Let my adversaries be clothed with dishonor. Let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
[30] I will give great thanks to Yahweh with my mouth. Yes, I will praise him among the multitude.
[31] For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul.

Psalm 109:21 The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 109 (KJVS)

[1] «To the chief Musician (), A Psalm of David .» Hold not thy peace (), O God of my praise ;
[2] For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened () against me: they have spoken () against me with a lying tongue .
[3] They compassed () me about also with words of hatred ; and fought () against me without a cause .
[4] For my love they are my adversaries (): but I [give myself unto] prayer .
[5] And they have rewarded () me evil for good , and hatred for my love .
[6] Set () thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand () at his right hand .
[7] When he shall be judged (), let him be () condemned : and let his prayer become sin .
[8] Let his days be few ; [and] let another take () his office .
[9] Let his children be fatherless , and his wife a widow .
[10] Let his children be continually () vagabonds (), and beg (): let them seek () [their bread] also out of their desolate places .
[11] Let the extortioner () catch () all that he hath; and let the strangers () spoil () his labour .
[12] Let there be none to extend () mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour () his fatherless children .
[13] Let his posterity be cut off (); [and] in the generation following let their name be blotted out ().
[14] Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered () with the LORD ; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out ().
[15] Let them be before the LORD continually , that he may cut off () the memory of them from the earth .
[16] Because that he remembered () not to shew () mercy , but persecuted () the poor and needy man , that he might even slay () the broken () in heart .
[17] As he loved () cursing , so let it come () unto him: as he delighted () not in blessing , so let it be far () from him.
[18] As he clothed () himself with cursing like as with his garment , so let it come () into his bowels like water , and like oil into his bones .
[19] Let it be unto him as the garment [which] covereth () him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded () continually .
[20] [Let] this [be] the reward of mine adversaries () from the LORD , and of them that speak () evil against my soul .
[21] But do () thou for me, O GOD the Lord , for thy name’s sake: because thy mercy [is] good , deliver () thou me.
[22] For I [am] poor and needy , and my heart is wounded () within me.
[23] I am gone () like the shadow when it declineth (): I am tossed up and down () as the locust .
[24] My knees are weak () through fasting ; and my flesh faileth () of fatness .
[25] I became also a reproach unto them: [when] they looked () upon me they shaked () their heads .
[26] Help () me, O LORD my God : O save () me according to thy mercy :
[27] That they may know () that this [is] thy hand ; [that] thou, LORD , hast done () it.
[28] Let them curse (), but bless () thou: when they arise (), let them be ashamed (); but let thy servant rejoice ().
[29] Let mine adversaries () be clothed () with shame , and let them cover () themselves with their own confusion , as with a mantle .
[30] I will greatly praise () the LORD with my mouth ; yea, I will praise () him among the multitude .
[31] For he shall stand () at the right hand of the poor , to save () [him] from those that condemn () his soul .

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 109 (YLT)

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