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Psalm 109. Deus, laudem.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Twenty-second Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. Hold not your tongue, O God of my praise; *
    for the mouth of the wicked, he mouth of the deceitful, is opened against me.
  2. They speak to me with a lying tongue; *
    they encompass me with hateful words and fight against me without a cause.
  3. Despite my love, they accuse me; *
    but as for me, I pray for them.
  4. They repay evil for good, *
    and hatred for my love.
  5. Set a wicked man against him, *
    and let an accuser stand at his right hand.
  6. When he is judged, let him be found guilty, *
    and let his appeal be in vain.
  7. Let his days be few, *
    and let another take his office.
  8. Let his children be fatherless, *
    and his wife become a widow.
  9. Let his children be waifs and beggars; *
    let them be driven from the ruins of their homes.
  10. Let the creditor seize everything he has; *
    let strangers plunder his gains.
  11. Let there be no one to show him kindness, *
    and none to pity his fatherless children.
  12. Let his descendants be destroyed, *
    and his name be blotted out in the next generation.
  13. Let the wickedness of his fathers be remembered before the Lord, *
    and his mother's sin not be blotted out;
  14. Let their sin be always before the Lord; *
    but let him root out their names from the earth;
  15. Because he did not remember to show mercy, *
    but persecuted the poor and needy and sought to kill the brokenhearted.
  16. He loved cursing, let it come upon him; *
    he took no delight in blessing, let it depart from him.
  17. He put on cursing like a garment, *
    let it soak into his body like water and into his bones like oil;
  18. Let it be to him like the cloak which he wraps around himself, *
    and like the belt that he wears continually.
  19. Let this be the recompense from the Lord to my accusers, *
    and to those who speak evil against me.
  20. But you, O Lord my God, oh, deal with me according to your Name; *
    for your tender mercy's sake, deliver me.
  21. For I am poor and needy, *
    and my heart is wounded within me.
  22. I have faded away like a shadow when it lengthens; *
    I am shaken off like a locust.
  23. My knees are weak through fasting, *
    and my flesh is wasted and gaunt.
  24. I have become a reproach to them; *
    they see and shake their heads.
  25. Help me, O Lord my God; *
    save me for your mercy's sake.
  26. Let them know that this is your hand, *
    that you, O Lord, have done it.
  27. They may curse, but you will bless; *
    let those who rise up against me be put to shame, and your servant will rejoice.
  28. Let my accusers be clothed with disgrace *
    and wrap themselves in their shame as in a cloak.
  29. I will give great thanks to the Lord with my mouth; *
    in the midst of the multitude will I praise him;
  30. Because he stands at the right hand of the needy, *
    to save his life from those who would condemn him.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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