| ||HOLD not thy peace, O God of my praise;|
| ||For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me:|
They have spoken unto 1 me with a lying tongue.
| ||They have compassed me about also with words of hatred,|
And fought against me without a cause.
| ||For my love they are my adversaries:|
But I give myself unto prayer.
| ||And they have rewarded 2 me evil for good,|
And hatred for my love.
| ||Set thou a wicked man over him;|
And let an 3 adversary stand at his right hand.
| ||When he is judged, let him come forth guilty;|
And let his prayer be 4 turned into sin.
| ||Let his days be few;|
And let another take his office.
| ||Let his children be fatherless,|
And his wife a widow.
| ||Let his children be vagabonds, and beg;|
And let them seek their bread out 5 of their desolate places.
| ||Let the extortioner catch 6 all that he hath;|
And let strangers make spoil of his labor.
| ||Let there be none to extend 7 kindness unto him;|
Neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children.
| ||Let his posterity be cut off;|
In the generation following let their name be blotted out.
| ||Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Jehovah;|
And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
| ||Let them be before Jehovah continually,|
That he may cut off the memory of them from the earth;
| ||Because he remembered not to show kindness,|
But persecuted the poor and needy man,
And the broken in heart, to slay them.
| ||Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him;|
And he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.
| ||He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment,|
And it came into his inward parts like water,
And like oil into his bones.
| ||Let it be unto him as the raiment wherewith he covereth himself,|
And for the girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
| ||This is the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah,|
And of them that speak evil against my soul.
| ||But deal thou with me, O Jehovah the Lord, for thy names sake:|
Because thy lovingkindness is good, deliver thou me;
| ||For I am poor and needy,|
And my heart is wounded within me.
| ||I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: 8|
I am tossed up and down as the locust.
| ||My knees are 9 weak through fasting;|
And my flesh faileth of fatness.
| ||I am become also a reproach unto them:|
When they see me, they shake their head.
| ||Help me, O Jehovah my God;|
Oh save me according to thy lovingkindness:
| ||That they may know that this is thy hand;|
That thou, Jehovah, hast done it.
| ||Let them curse, but bless thou:|
When they arise, they shall be put to shame,
But thy servant shall rejoice.
| ||Let 10 mine adversaries be clothed with dishonor,|
And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
| ||I will give great thanks unto Jehovah with my mouth;|
Yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
| ||For he will stand at the right hand of the needy,|
To save him from them that judge his soul.