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Chapter 109

  1. 1. [To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid.] Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise.
  2. 2. For the mouth of the wicked, and the mouth of the deceitfull are opened against mee: they haue spoken against me with a lying tongue.
  3. 3. They compassed mee about also with wordes of hatred: and fought against me without a cause.
  4. 4. For my loue, they are my aduersaries: but I giue my selfe vnto prayer.
  5. 5. And they haue rewarded me euill for good: and hatred for my loue.
  6. 6. Set thou a wicked man ouer him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
  7. 7. When he shall be iudged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sinne.
  8. 8. Let his dayes be few: and let another take his office.
  9. 9. Let his children bee fatherlesse: and his wife a widow.
  10. 10. Let his children bee continually vagabonds, & begge: let them seeke their bread also out of their desolate places.
  11. 11. Let the extortioner catch all that he hath: and let the strangers spoile his labour.
  12. 12. Let there be none to extend mercy vnto him: neither let there be any to fauour his fatherlesse children.
  13. 13. Let his posteritie be cut off: and in the generation folowing let their name be blotted out.
  14. 14. Let the iniquitie of his fathers be remembred with the Lord: and let not the sinne of his mother be blotted out.
  15. 15. Let them be before the Lord continually: that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
  16. 16. Because that he remembred not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poore and needy man: that he might euen slay the broken in heart.
  17. 17. As he loued cursing, so let it come vnto him: as hee delighted not in blessing, so let it be farre from him.
  18. 18. As he clothed himselfe with cursing like as with his garment: so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oyle into his bones.
  19. 19. Let it be vnto him as the garment which couereth him: and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
  20. 20. Let this be the reward of mine aduersaries from the Lord: and of them that speake euill against my soule.
  21. 21. But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy Names sake: because thy mercie is good: deliuer thou me.
  22. 22. For I am poore and needie: and my heart is wounded within me.
  23. 23. I am gone like the shadow, when it declineth: I am tossed vp and downe as the locust.
  24. 24. My knees are weake through fasting: and my flesh faileth of fatnesse.
  25. 25. I became also a reproch vnto them: when they looked vpon me, they shaked their heads.
  26. 26. Helpe me, O Lord my God: O saue me according to thy mercie.
  27. 27. That they may know, that this is thy hand: that thou, Lord, hast done it.
  28. 28. Let them curse, but blesse thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed, but let thy seruant reioyce.
  29. 29. Let mine aduersaries be clothed with shame: and let them couer them selues with their owne confusion, as with a mantle.
  30. 30. I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth: yea I will praise him among the multitude.
  31. 31. For he shal stand at the right hand of the poore: to saue him from those that condemne his soule.

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