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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 H5329 (8764), A Psalm H4210 of David H1732.» Hold not thy peace H2790 (8799), O God H430 of my praise H8416;
[2] For the mouth H6310 of the wicked H7563 and the mouth H6310 of the deceitful H4820 are opened H6605 (8804) against me: they have spoken H1696 (8765) against me with a lying H8267 tongue H3956.
[3] They compassed H5437 (8804) me about also with words H1697 of hatred H8135; and fought H3898 (8735) against me without a cause H2600.
[4] For my love H160 they are my adversaries H7853 (8799): but I [give myself unto] prayer H8605.
[5] And they have rewarded H7760 (8799) me evil H7451 for good H2896, and hatred H8135 for my love H160.
[6] Set H6485 (8685) thou a wicked man H7563 over him: and let Satan H7854 stand H5975 (8799) at his right hand H3225.
[7] When he shall be judged H8199 (8736), let him be H3318 (8799) condemned H7563: and let his prayer H8605 become sin H2401.
[8] Let his days H3117 be few H4592; [and] let another H312 take H3947 (8799) his office H6486.
[9] Let his children H1121 be fatherless H3490, and his wife H802 a widow H490.
[10] Let his children H1121 be continually H5128 (8800) vagabonds H5128 (8799), and beg H7592 (8765): let them seek H1875 (8804) [their bread] also out of their desolate places H2723.
[11] Let the extortioner H5383 (8802) catch H5367 (8762) all that he hath; and let the strangers H2114 (8801) spoil H962 (8799) his labour H3018.
[12] Let there be none to extend H4900 (8802) mercy H2617 unto him: neither let there be any to favour H2603 (8802) his fatherless children H3490.
[13] Let his posterity H319 be cut off H3772 (8687); [and] in the generation H1755 following H312 let their name H8034 be blotted out H4229 (8735).
[14] Let the iniquity H5771 of his fathers H1 be remembered H2142 (8735) with the LORD H3068; and let not the sin H2403 of his mother H517 be blotted out H4229 (8735).
[15] Let them be before the LORD H3068 continually H8548, that he may cut off H3772 (8686) the memory H2143 of them from the earth H776.
[16] Because that he remembered H2142 (8804) not to shew H6213 (8800) mercy H2617, but persecuted H7291 (8799) the poor H6041 and needy H34 man H376, that he might even slay H4191 (8788) the broken H3512 (8737) in heart H3824.
[17] As he loved H157 (8799) cursing H7045, so let it come H935 (8799) unto him: as he delighted H2654 (8804) not in blessing H1293, so let it be far H7368 (8799) from him.
[18] As he clothed H3847 (8799) himself with cursing H7045 like as with his garment H4055, so let it come H935 (8799) into his bowels H7130 like water H4325, and like oil H8081 into his bones H6106.
[19] Let it be unto him as the garment H899 [which] covereth H5844 (8799) him, and for a girdle H4206 wherewith he is girded H2296 (8799) continually H8548.
[20] [Let] this [be] the reward H6468 of mine adversaries H7853 (8802) from the LORD H3068, and of them that speak H1696 (8802) evil H7451 against my soul H5315.
[21] But do H6213 (8798) thou for me, O GOD H3069 the Lord H136, for thy name’s H8034 sake: because thy mercy H2617 [is] good H2896, deliver H5337 (8685) thou me.
[22] For I [am] poor H6041 and needy H34, and my heart H3820 is wounded H2490 (8804) within H7130 me.
[23] I am gone H1980 (8738) like the shadow H6738 when it declineth H5186 (8800): I am tossed up and down H5287 (8738) as the locust H697.
[24] My knees H1290 are weak H3782 (8804) through fasting H6685; and my flesh H1320 faileth H3584 (8804) of fatness H8081.
[25] I became also a reproach H2781 unto them: [when] they looked H7200 (8799) upon me they shaked H5128 (8686) their heads H7218.
[26] Help H5826 (8798) me, O LORD H3068 my God H430: O save H3467 (8685) me according to thy mercy H2617:
[27] That they may know H3045 (8799) that this [is] thy hand H3027; [that] thou, LORD H3068, hast done H6213 (8804) it.
[28] Let them curse H7043 (8762), but bless H1288 (8762) thou: when they arise H6965 (8804), let them be ashamed H954 (8799); but let thy servant H5650 rejoice H8055 (8799).
[29] Let mine adversaries H7853 (8802) be clothed H3847 (8799) with shame H3639, and let them cover H5844 (8799) themselves with their own confusion H1322, as with a mantle H4598.
[30] I will greatly H3966 praise H3034 (8686) the LORD H3068 with my mouth H6310; yea, I will praise H1984 (8762) him among H8432 the multitude H7227.
[31] For he shall stand H5975 (8799) at the right hand H3225 of the poor H34, to save H3467 (8687) [him] from those that condemn H8199 (8802) his soul H5315.

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.