Amplified Bible

Psalm 109

Vengeance Invoked upon Adversaries.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1O God of my praise!
Do not keep silent,

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.

They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And have fought against me without a cause.

In return for my love, they attack me,
But I am in prayer.

They have repaid me evil for good,
And hatred for my love.


Appoint a wicked man against him,
And let an attacker stand at his right hand [to kill him].

When he enters into dispute, let wickedness come about.
Let his prayer [for help] result [only] in sin.

Let his days be few;
And let another take his office.

Let his children be fatherless
And his wife a widow.
10 
Let his children wander and beg;
Let them seek their food and be driven far from their ruined homes.
11 
Let the creditor seize all that he has,
And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.
12 
Let there be no one to extend kindness to him,
Nor let anyone be gracious to his fatherless children.
13 
Let his descendants be cut off,
And in the following generation let their name be blotted out.

14 
Let the wickedness of his fathers be remembered by the Lord;
And do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15 
Let them be before the Lord continually,
That He may cut off their memory from the earth;
16 
Because the man did not remember to show kindness,
But persecuted the suffering and needy man,
And the brokenhearted, to put them to death.
17 
He also loved cursing, and it came [back] to him;
He did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.
18 
He clothed himself with cursing as with his garment,
And it seeped into his inner self like water
And like [anointing] oil into his bones.
19 
Let it be to him as a robe with which he covers himself,
And as a sash with which he is constantly bound.
20 
Let this be the reward of my attackers from the Lord,
And of those who speak evil against my life.

21 
But You, O God, the Lord, show kindness to me, for Your name’s sake;
Because Your lovingkindness (faithfulness, compassion) is good, O rescue me;
22 
For I am suffering and needy,
And my heart is wounded within me.
23 
I am vanishing like a shadow when it lengthens and fades;
I am shaken off like the locust.
24 
My knees are unsteady from fasting;
And my flesh is gaunt and without fatness.
25 
I also have become a reproach and an object of taunting to others;
When they see me, they shake their heads [in derision].

26 
Help me, O Lord my God;
Save me according to Your lovingkindness—
27 
And let them know that this is Your hand;
You, Lord, have done it.
28 
Let them curse, but You bless.
When adversaries arise, let them be ashamed,
But let Your servant rejoice.
29 
Let my attackers be clothed with dishonor,
And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.

30 
I will give great praise and thanks to the Lord with my mouth;
And in the midst of many I will praise Him.
31 
For He will stand at the right hand of the needy,
To save him from those who judge his soul.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 109

患难中的苦诉

大卫的诗歌,交给乐长。

1我所赞美的上帝啊,
求你不要沉默不语。
因为邪恶和诡诈的人开口攻击我,
用谎言毁谤我。
他们恶言恶语地围着我,
无缘无故地攻击我。
我爱他们,他们却控告我,
但我为他们祷告。
他们对我以恶报善,
以恨报爱。
求你差恶人攻击我的仇敌,
派人站在他右边控告他。
当他受审时,
愿他被判为有罪,
他的祷告也算为罪过。
愿他的年日短少,
愿别人取代他的职位。
愿他的孩子失去父亲,
妻子成为寡妇。
10 愿他的孩子流浪行乞,
被赶出自己破败的家。
11 愿债主夺取他所有的财产,
陌生人抢走他的劳动成果。
12 愿无人向他施恩,
无人同情他的孤儿。
13 愿他断子绝孙,
他的姓氏传不到下一代。
14 愿耶和华记住他祖辈的罪恶,
不除去他母亲的罪过。
15 愿耶和华永不忘记他的罪恶,
把他从世上铲除。
16 因为他毫无仁慈,
迫害困苦、贫穷和伤心的人,
置他们于死地。
17 他喜欢咒诅人,
愿咒诅临到他;
他不喜欢祝福人,
愿祝福远离他。
18 他咒诅成性,
愿咒诅如水侵入他的身体,
如油浸透他的骨头。
19 愿咒诅不离其身,
如同身上的衣服和腰间的带子。
20 愿耶和华这样报应那些诬告我,
以恶言攻击我的人。
21 主耶和华啊,
求你因自己的名恩待我,
因你的美善和慈爱拯救我。
22 因为我贫穷困苦,
内心饱受创伤。
23 我像黄昏的日影一样消逝,
如蝗虫一般被抖落。
24 禁食使我双腿发软,
瘦骨嶙峋。
25 仇敌都嘲笑我,
他们看见我就连连摇头。
26 我的上帝耶和华啊,
求你帮助我,施慈爱拯救我,
27 让他们都看见这是你耶和华的作为。
28 任凭他们咒诅吧,
你必赐福给我。
攻击我的人必蒙羞,
你的仆人必欢喜。
29 愿诬告我的人满面羞辱,
无地自容。
30 我要竭力颂扬耶和华,
在众人面前赞美祂。
31 因为祂保护贫穷的人,
拯救他们脱离置他们于死地的人。