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109:1 [To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid.] Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise.  
109:2 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. Margin Note
109:3 They compassed mee about also with wordes of hatred: and fought against me without a cause.  
109:4 For my loue, they are my aduersaries: but I giue my selfe vnto prayer.  
109:5 And they haue rewarded me euill for good: and hatred for my loue.  
109:6 Set thou a wicked man ouer him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. Margin Note
109:7 When he shall be iudged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sinne. Margin Note
109:8 Let his dayes be few: and let another take his office. Margin Note
109:9 Let his children bee fatherlesse: and his wife a widow.  
109:10 Let his children bee continually vagabonds, & begge: let them seeke their bread also out of their desolate places.  
109:11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath: and let the strangers spoile his labour.  
109:12 Let there be none to extend mercy vnto him: neither let there be any to fauour his fatherlesse children.  
109:13 Let his posteritie be cut off: and in the generation folowing let their name be blotted out.  
109:14 Let the iniquitie of his fathers be remembred with the Lord: and let not the sinne 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 remembred not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poore and needy man: that he might euen slay the broken in heart.  
109:17 As he loued cursing, so let it come vnto him: as hee delighted not in blessing, so let it be farre from him.  
109:18 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. Margin Note
109:19 Let it be vnto him as the garment which couereth him: and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.  
109:20 Let this be the reward of mine aduersaries from the Lord: and of them that speake euill against my soule.  
109:21 But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy Names sake: because thy mercie is good: deliuer thou me.  
109:22 For I am poore and needie: and my heart is wounded within me.  
109:23 I am gone like the shadow, when it declineth: I am tossed vp and downe as the locust.  
109:24 My knees are weake through fasting: and my flesh faileth of fatnesse.  
109:25 I became also a reproch vnto them: when they looked vpon me, they shaked their heads.  
109:26 Helpe me, O Lord my God: O saue me according to thy mercie.  
109:27 That they may know, that this is thy hand: that thou, Lord, hast done it.  
109:28 Let them curse, but blesse thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed, but let thy seruant reioyce.  
109:29 Let mine aduersaries be clothed with shame: and let them couer them selues with their owne confusion, as with a mantle.  
109:30 I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth: yea I will praise him among the multitude.  
109:31 For he shal stand at the right hand of the poore: to saue him from those that condemne his soule. Margin Note