109:1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, keep not silence;

109:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me; they have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.

109:3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.

109:4 In return for my love they are my adversaries; but I am all prayer.

109:5 And they have laid upon me evil for good, and hatred for my love:

109:6 'Set Thou a wicked man over him; and let an adversary stand at his right hand.

109:7 When he is judged, let him go forth condemned; and let his prayer be turned into sin.

109:8 Let his days be few; let another take his charge.

109:9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

109:10 Let his children be vagabonds, and beg; and let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.

109:11 Let the creditor distrain all that he hath; and let strangers make spoil of his labour.

109:12 Let there be none to extend kindness unto him; neither let there be any to be gracious unto his fatherless children.

109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

109:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be brought to remembrance unto the Lord; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

109:15 Let them be before the Lord continually, that He may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

109:16 Because that he remembered not to do kindness, but persecuted the poor and needy man, and the broken in heart he was ready to slay.

109:17 Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; and he delighted not in blessing, and it is far from him.

109:18 He clothed himself also with cursing as with his raiment, and it is come into his inward parts like water, and like oil into his bones.

109:19 Let it be unto him as the garment which he putteth on, and for the girdle wherewith he is girded continually.'

109:20 This would mine adversaries effect from the Lord, and they that speak evil against my soul.

109:21 But Thou, O GOD the L-rd, deal with me for Thy name's sake; because Thy mercy is good, deliver Thou me.

109:22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it lengtheneth; I am shaken off as the locust.

109:24 My knees totter through fasting; and my flesh is lean, and hath no fatness.

109:25 I am become also a taunt unto them; when they see me, they shake their head.

109:26 Help me, O the Lord my God; O save me according to Thy mercy;

109:27 That they may know that this is Thy hand; that Thou, the Lord, hast done it.

109:28 Let them curse, but bless Thou; when they arise, they shall be put to shame, but Thy servant shall rejoice.

109:29 Mine adversaries shall be clothed with confusion, and shall put on their own shame as a robe.

109:30 I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise Him among the multitude;

109:31 Because He standeth at the right hand of the needy, to save him from them that judge his soul.



Hebrew Transliteration

109:1 lamnatsêach ledhâvidh mizmor 'elohêy thehillâthiy 'al-techerash

109:2 kiy phiy râshâ` uphiy-mirmâh `âlay pâthâchu dibberu 'ittiy leshonshâqer

109:3 vedhibhrêy sin'âh sebhâbhuniy vayyillâchamuniy chinnâm

109:4 tachath-'ahabhâthiy yisthenuniy va'aniy thephillâh

109:5 vayyâsiymu `âlayrâ`âh tachath thobhâh vesin'âh tachath 'ahabhâthiy

109:6 haphqêdh `âlâyv râshâ`vesâthân ya`amodh `al-yemiyno

109:7 behishâphetho yêtsê' râshâ` uthephillâthotihyeh lachathâ'âh

109:8 yihyu-yâmâyv me`athiym pequddâtho yiqqach 'achêr

109:9 yihyu-bhânâyv yethomiym ve'ishto 'almânâh

109:10 venoa` yânu`ubhânâyv veshi'êlu vedhâreshu mêchârebhothêyhem

109:11 yenaqqêsh noshehlekhol-'asher-lo veyâbhozzu zâriym yeghiy`o

109:12 'al-yehiy-lo moshêkhchâsedh ve'al-yehiy chonên liythomâyv

109:13 yehiy-'achariytho lehakhriythbedhor 'achêr yimmach shemâm

109:14 yizzâkhêr `avon 'abhothâyv 'el-Adonay vechatha'th 'immo 'al-timmâch

109:15 yihyu neghedh-Adonaytâmiydh veyakhrêth mê'erets zikhrâm

109:16 ya`an 'asher lo' zâkhar `asothchâsedh vayyirdoph 'iysh-`âniy ve'ebhyon venikh'êh lêbhâbh lemothêth

109:17 vayye'ehabh qelâlâh vattebho'êhu velo'-châphêts bibhrâkhâh vattirchaqmimmennu

109:18 vayyilbash qelâlâh kemaddo vattâbho' khammayimbeqirbo vekhashemen be`atsmothâyv

109:19 tehiy-lo kebheghedh ya`thehulemêzach tâmiydh yachgerehâ

109:20 zo'th pe`ullath sothenay mê'êthAdonay vehaddobheriym râ` `al-naphshiy

109:21 ve'attâh Adonay'adhonây `asêh-'ittiy lema`an shemekha kiy-thobh chasdekha hatsiylêniy

109:22 kiy-`âniy ve'ebhyon 'ânokhiy velibbiy châlal beqirbiy

109:23 ketsêl-kinthotho nehelâkhtiy nin`artiy kâ'arbeh

109:24 birkay kâshlu mitsomubhesâriy kâchash mishâmen

109:25 va'aniy hâyiythiy cherpâh lâhem yir'uniyyeniy`un ro'shâm

109:26 `âzrêniy Adonay 'elohây hoshiy`êniykhechasdekha

109:27 veyêdhe`u kiy-yâdhkha zo'th 'attâh Adonay `asiythâh

109:28 yeqalelu-hêmmâh ve'attâh thebhârêkh qâmu vayyêbhoshu ve`abhdekhayismâch

109:29 yilbeshu sothenay kelimmâh veya`athu kham`iyl boshtâm

109:30 'odheh Adonay me'odh bephiy ubhethokh rabbiym 'ahalelennu

109:31 kiy-ya`amodh liymiyn 'ebhyon lehoshiya` mishophethêy naphsho


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

The text is in the public domain.

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