Young's Literal Translation

Psalms 109

David, complaining of his slanderous enemies, under the person of Judas devoteth them.

Psalms 109:1 To the Overseer.—A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, be not silent, Psalms 109:2 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! Psalms 109:3 They have compassed me about, And they fight me without cause. Psalms 109:4 For my love they oppose me, and I—prayer! Psalms 109:5 And they set against me evil for good, And hatred for my love. Psalms 109:6 Appoint Thou over him the wicked, And an adversary standeth at his right hand. Psalms 109:7 In his being judged, he goeth forth wicked, And his prayer is for sin. Psalms 109:8 His days are few, his oversight another taketh, Psalms 109:9 His sons are fatherless, and his wife a widow. Psalms 109:10 And wander continually do his sons, Yea, they have begged, And have sought out of their dry places. Psalms 109:11 An exactor layeth a snare for all that he hath, And strangers spoil his labour. Psalms 109:12 He hath none to extend kindness, Nor is there one showing favour to his orphans. Psalms 109:13 His posterity is for cutting off, In another generation is their name blotted out. Psalms 109:14 The iniquity of his fathers Is remembered unto Jehovah, And the sin of his mother is not blotted out. Psalms 109:15 They are before Jehovah continually, And He cutteth off from earth their memorial.

He sheweth their sin.

Psalms 109:16 Because that he hath not remembered to do kindness, And pursueth the poor man and needy, And the smitten of heart—to slay, Psalms 109:17 And he loveth reviling, and it meeteth him, And he hath not delighted in blessing, And it is far from him. Psalms 109:18 And he putteth on reviling as his robe, And it cometh in as water into his midst, And as oil into his bones. Psalms 109:19 It is to him as apparel—he covereth himself, And for a continual girdle he girdeth it on. Psalms 109:20 This [is] the wage of mine accusers from Jehovah, And of those speaking evil against my soul.

Complaining of his own misery, he prayeth for help.

Psalms 109:21 And Thou, O Jehovah Lord, Deal with me for Thy name's sake, Because Thy kindness [is] good, deliver me. Psalms 109:22 For I [am] poor and needy, And my heart hath been pierced in my midst. Psalms 109:23 As a shadow when it is stretched out I have gone, I have been driven away as a locust. Psalms 109:24 My knees have been feeble from fasting, And my flesh hath failed of fatness. Psalms 109:25 And I—I have been a reproach to them, They see me, they shake their head. Psalms 109:26 Help me, O Jehovah my God, Save me, according to Thy kindness. Psalms 109:27 And they know that this [is] Thy hand, Thou, O Jehovah, Thou hast done it. Psalms 109:28 They revile, and Thou dost bless, They have risen, and are ashamed, And Thy servant doth rejoice. Psalms 109:29 Mine accusers put on blushing, and are covered, As an upper robe [is] their shame.

He promiseth thankfulness.

Psalms 109:30 I thank Jehovah greatly with my mouth, And in the midst of many I praise Him, Psalms 109:31 For He standeth at the right hand of the needy, To save from those judging his soul.

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