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Psalm 109. Deus, laudem.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twenty-second Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. HOLD not thy tongue, O God of my praise; *
    for the mouth of the ungodly, yea, the mouth of the deceitful is opened upon me.
  2. And they have spoken against me with false tongues; *
    they compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.
  3. For the love that I had unto them, lo, they take now my contrary part; *
    but I give myself unto prayer.
  4. Thus have they rewarded me evil for good, *
    and hatred for my good will.
  5. Set thou an ungodly man to be ruler over him, *
    and let an adversary stand at his right hand.
  6. When sentence is given upon him, let him be condemned; *
    and let his prayer be turned into sin.
  7. Let his days be few; *
    and let another take his office.
  8. Let his children be fatherless, *
    and his wife a widow.
  9. Let his children be vagabonds, and beg their bread; *
    let them seek it also out of desolate places.
  10. Let the extortioner consume all that he hath; *
    and let the stranger spoil his labour.
  11. Let there be no man to pity him, *
    nor to have compassion upon his fatherless children.
  12. Let his posterity be destroyed; *
    and in the next generation let his name be clean put out.
  13. Let the wickedness of his fathers be had in remembrance in the sight of the Lord; *
    and let not the sin of his mother be done away.
  14. Let them alway be before the Lord, *
    that he may root out the memorial of them from off the earth;
  15. And that, because his mind was not to do good; *
    but persecuted the poor helpless man, that he might slay him that was vexed at the heart.
  16. His delight was in cursing, and it shall happen unto him; *
    he loved not blessing, therefore shall it be far from him.
  17. He clothed himself with cursing like as with a raiment, *
    and it shall come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
  18. Let it be unto him as the cloak that he hath upon him, *
    and as the girdle that he is alway girded withal.
  19. Let it thus happen from the Lord unto mine enemies, *
    and to those that speak evil against my soul.
  20. But deal thou with me, O Lord God, according unto thy Name; *
    for sweet is thy mercy.
  21. O deliver me, for I am helpless and poor, *
    and my heart is wounded within me.
  22. I go hence like the shadow that departeth, *
    and am driven away as the grasshopper.
  23. My knees are weak through fasting; *
    my flesh is dried up for want of fatness.
  24. I am become also a reproach unto them: *
    they that look upon me shake their heads.
  25. Help me, O Lord my God; *
    O save me according to thy mercy;
  26. And they shall know how that this is thy hand, *
    and that thou, Lord, hast done it.
  27. Though they curse, yet bless thou; *
    and let them be confounded that rise up against me; but let thy servant rejoice.
  28. Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame; *
    and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a cloak.
  29. As for me, I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth, *
    and praise him among the multitude;
  30. For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, *
    to save his soul from unrighteous judges.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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