Psalm 109
Lamsa Bible Par ▾ 
1HOLD not thy peace, O God of my praise;

2For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me;

3They have spoken against me with a lying tongue and with a hateful voice, and have fought against me without a cause.

4For my love they reproach me; but I have prayed for them.

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

6Command thou vengeance against them; and let Satan stand at their right hand.

7When they shall be judged, let them be condemned, and let their prayer become sin.

8Let their days be few; and let others take what they have stored.

9Let their children be fatherless and their wives widows.

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

11Let the creditor take all that they have, and let the strangers make them to be weakened.

12Let there be none to extend mercy unto them; neither let there be any to pity their fatherless children.

13Let their end be destruction, and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

14Let the iniquity of their fathers be remembered; and let not the sin of their mothers be blotted out.

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

16Because they remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy, and him whose heart is sorrowful to death.

17They loved cursing, and delighted not in blessings.

18They clothed themselves with cursing like armor; it penetrated into them like water, like oil into their bones.

19Let it be to them like a mantle which covers them, and like a girdle wherewith they are girded continually.

20These are the deeds of those who reproach the LORD, and of those who speak evil against me.

21But thou, O LORD, do good to me for thy name's sake; because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.

22For I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me.

23I am bent like the shadow when it declines; I am tossed up and down as the locust.

24My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh wastes away.

25And I became also a reproach to them; when they looked upon me they shook their heads.

26Help me, O LORD my God; O save me according to thy mercy,

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

28Let them be cursed; but thou shalt be blessed, and let thou thy servant rejoice.

29Let them that had a grudge against me be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with it as with a mantle.

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

31He has stood at the right hand of the poor, to save his soul from judgment.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

Psalm 108
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