David, complaining of his slanderous enemies, under the person of Judas devoteth them.
Psalms 109:1 Holde not thy toge, o God of my prayse. For the mouth of the vngodly, yee and the mouth of the disceatfull is opened vpon me, Psalms 109:2 and speake agaynst me with false toges. They compase me aboute with wordes of hatred, & fight agaynst me without a cause. Psalms 109:3 For the loue that I had vnto them, they take now my contrary parte, but I geue my self vnto prayer. Psalms 109:4 Thus they rewarde me euell for good, & hatred for my good will. Psalms 109:5 Set an vngodly man to be ruler ouer him, & let Satan stonde at his right hande. Psalms 109:6 When sentence is geuen vpon him, let him be codempned, and let his prayer be turned in to synne. Psalms 109:7 Let his dayes be fewe, and his bishopricke another take. Psalms 109:8 Let his children be fatherlesse, & his wife a wyddowe. Psalms 109:9 Let his children be vagabundes, and begg their bred: let them seke it, as they that be destroyed. Psalms 109:10 Let the extorcioner cosume all that he hath, and let straungers spoyle his laboure. Psalms 109:11 Let there be no man to petie, ner to haue compassion vpon his fatherlesse children. Psalms 109:12 Let his ende be destruccion, and in the nexte generacion let his name be clene put out. Psalms 109:13 Let the wickednesse of his fathers be had in remembraunce in the sight of the LORDE, and let not the synne of his mother be done awaye. Psalms 109:14 Let them be allwaye before the LORDE, but as for the memoriall of them selues, let it perish from out of the earth. Psalms 109:15 And that because his mynde was not to do good, but persecuted the poore helplesse, and him that was vexed at the herte, to slaye him.
He sheweth their sin.
Psalms 109:16 His delite was in cursynge, and therfore shall it happe vnto him: he loued not blessynge, and that shall be farre fro him. Psalms 109:17 He clothed him self with cursynge like as with a rayment: yee it wente in to his bowels like water, and like oyle in to his bones. Psalms 109:18 Let it be vnto him as the cloke that he hath vpon him, and as the gyrdle that he is gyrded withall. Psalms 109:19 Let it thus happen from the LORDE vnto myne enemies, and to those that speake euell agaynst my soule. Psalms 109:20 But deale thou with me (o LORDE God) acordinge vnto thy name, for swete is thy mercy.
Complaining of his own misery, he prayeth for help.
Psalms 109:21 O delyuer me, for I am helplesse & poore, & my herte is wounded within me, Psalms 109:22 I go hence like ye shadowe that departeth, and am dryuen awaye as ye greshoppers. Psalms 109:23 My knees are weake thorow fastinge, my flesh is dried vp for want of fatnesse. Psalms 109:24 I am become a rebuke vnto them, they loke vpo me and shake their heades. Psalms 109:25 Helpe me o LORDE my God, oh saue me for thy mercies sake. Psalms 109:26 That they maye knowe, how that this is thy hande, and that thou hast done it. Psalms 109:27 Though they curse, yet blesse thou: Psalms 109:28 and let them be cofounded, that ryse vp agaynst me, but let thy seruaunt reioyse. Psalms 109:29 Let myne aduersaries be clothed with their owne shame, as with a cloake.
He promiseth thankfulness.
Psalms 109:30 As for me, I wil geue thankes vnto the LORDE with my mouth, and prayse him amonge the multitude. Psalms 109:31 For he stondeth at the right hande of the poore, to saue him from soch as condempne his soule.