Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

109:1O God of my praise, be not silent:

109:2For the mouth of the wicked man and the mouth of deceit are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue,

109:3And with words of hatred have they encompassed me; and they fight against me without a cause.

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

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

109:6Set a wicked man over him, and let the adversary stand at his right hand;

109:7When he shall be judged, let him go out guilty, and let his prayer become sin;

109:8Let his days be few, let another take his office;

109:9Let his sons be fatherless, and his wife a widow;

109:10Let his sons be vagabonds and beg, and let them seek their bread far from their desolate places;

109:11Let the usurer cast the net over all that he hath, and let strangers despoil his labour;

109:12Let there be none to extend kindness unto him, neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children;

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

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

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

109:16Because he remembered not to shew kindness, but persecuted the afflicted and needy man, and the broken in heart, to slay him.

109:17And he loved cursing; so let it come unto him. And he delighted not in blessing; and let it be far from him.

109:18And he clothed himself with cursing like his vestment; so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones;

109:19Let it be unto him as a garment with which he covereth himself, and for a girdle wherewith he is constantly girded.

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

109:21But do *thou* for me, Jehovah, Lord, for thy name's sake; because thy loving-kindness is good, deliver me:

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

109:23I am gone like a shadow when it lengtheneth; I am tossed about like the locust;

109:24My knees are failing through fasting, and my flesh hath lost its fatness;

109:25And I am become a reproach unto them; when they look upon me they shake their heads.

109:26Help me, Jehovah my God; save me according to thy loving-kindness:

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

109:28Let *them* curse, but bless *thou*; when they rise up, let them be ashamed, and let thy servant rejoice.

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

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

109:31For he standeth at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those that judge his soul.

110:1Jehovah said unto my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put thine enemies as footstool of thy feet.

110:2Jehovah shall send the sceptre of thy might out of Zion: rule in the midst of thine enemies.

110:3Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in holy splendour: from the womb of the morning shall come to thee the dew of thy youth.

110:4Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek.

110:5The Lord at thy right hand will smite through kings in the day of his anger.

110:6He shall judge among the nations; he shall fill all places with dead bodies; he shall smite through the head over a great country.

110:7He shall drink of the brook in the way; therefore shall he lift up the head.

111:1* Hallelujah! I will celebrate Jehovah with my whole heart, in the council of the upright, and in the assembly.

111:2Great are the works of Jehovah; sought out of all that delight in them.

111:3His work is majesty and splendour, and his righteousness abideth for ever.

111:4He hath made his wonders to be remembered: Jehovah is gracious and merciful.

111:5He hath given meat unto them that fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.

111:6He hath shewn his people the power of his works, to give them the heritage of the nations.

111:7The works of his hands are truth and judgment; all his precepts are faithful:

111:8Maintained for ever and ever, done in truth and uprightness.

111:9He sent deliverance unto his people; he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and terrible is his name.

111:10The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do his precepts: his praise abideth for ever.

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