Prayer of Vengeance and Defence – Psalm 109

Book of Psalms
Psalm 109:1 Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

Psalm 109:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are  opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying  tongue.

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

Psalm 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto  prayer.  

Psalm 109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.  

Psalm 109:6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his  right hand.  

Psalm 109:7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his  prayer become sin.  

Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.  

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

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

Psalm 109:11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the  strangers spoil his labour.  

Psalm 109:12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there  be any to favour his fatherless children.  

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

Psalm 109:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD;  and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.  

Psalm 109:15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off  the memory of them from the earth.  

Psalm 109:16 Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted  the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in  heart.  

Psalm 109:17 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted  not in blessing, so let it be far from him.  

Psalm 109:18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment,  so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his  bones.  

Psalm 109:19 Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and  for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.  

Psalm 109:20 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD,  and of them that speak evil against my soul.  

Psalm 109:21 But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name’s sake:  because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.  

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

Psalm 109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up  and down as the locust.  

Psalm 109:24 My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of  fatness.  

Psalm 109:25 I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me  they shaked their heads.  

Psalm 109:26 Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:  

Psalm 109:27 That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD,  hast done it.  

Psalm 109:28 Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be  ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.  

Psalm 109:29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover  themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.  

Psalm 109:30 I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will  praise him among the multitude.  

Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save  him from those that condemn his soul. KJV

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