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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.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 109

Ɔhaw mu anwiinwii

1Mekamfo wo, Onyankopɔn; nyɛ komm! Amumɔyɛfo ne atorofo aba me so. Wɔka atorosɛm fa me ho, na wɔka bɔne fa me ho, taa me so kwa. Ɛwom sɛ medɔ wɔn, bɔ mpae ma wɔn, nanso wotia me. Papa a meyɛ no, wɔde bɔne tua me so ka, na ɔdɔ a medɔ wɔn no, wɔde ɔtan tua me so ka.

Hwehwɛ ɔtemmufo bɔne na onni me tamfo asɛm, na ma ɔno ara n’atamfo no mu baako nkasa ntia no. Ma wonni n’asɛm na wommu no fɔ; ne mpaebɔ mpo, ma wɔmfa no sɛ ɛyɛ awudi! Ma ne nkwa nna to ntwa; ma ɔfoforo nyɛ n’adwuma! Ma ne mma nyɛ nnyanka na ne yere nyɛ okunafo. 10 Ma ne mma nyɛ adesrɛfo a wonni baabi te; ma wɔmpam wɔn mfi amamfo a wɔte hɔ no. 11 Ma n’adefirifo mmɛsesaw n’agyapade nyinaa, na ma amamfrafo nya dwuma biara a odii ho mfaso. 12 Mma obiara nnhu no mmɔbɔ. Mma obiara nnhu nnyanka a ogyaw wɔn akyiri no nso mmɔbɔ. 13 Ma n’asefo nyinaa nwuwu na ma wɔn werɛ mfi ne din wɔ nkyirimma a wɔreba no mu. 14 Awurade, nkae n’asefo na wɔmmfa ne na bɔne mmfiri no da biara da. 15 Awurade nkae wɔn bɔne daa na wɔn de, ɛnsɛ sɛ obiara kae wɔn da biara da.

16 Saa onipa no annwene atirimɔmmerɛw ho; ɔtaa ahiafo, mmɔborɔfo ne wɔn a wonni aboafo kum wɔn. 17 Ɔpɛɛ nnome, enti wɔnnome no! Na onhyira, enti obi nso renhyira no! 18 Na ɔdome te sɛ nea ɔrehyɛ atade, enti ɔno ara ne nnome no nnonom nkɔ ne nipadua mu sɛ nsu, ne ne nnompe mu sɛ ngo!

19 Ma wɔnkata ne ho sɛ ntade na entwa ne ho nhyia sɛ abɔso! 20 Awurade, twe m’atamfo aso saa kwan no so, wɔn a wɔka nsɛmmɔne tia me no.

21 Nanso, wo Awurade me Nyankopɔn, boa me sɛnea woahyɛ me bɔ no na esiane wo dɔ mu ade pa nti, gye me.

22 Ahia me na minni biribiara. Me koma mu hyehye me. 23 Mete sɛ anwummere sunsuma a ɛreyɛ ayera; mframa bɔ me sɛ aboawa. 24 Aduan a minnya nti, me kotodwe mu agugow; menyɛ hwee sɛ ɔhonam ne nnompe kɛkɛ. 25 Sɛ nnipa hu me a, wɔserew me; wɔwosow wɔn ti di me ho fɛw.

26 Boa me, O Awurade me Nyankopɔn; wo dɔ a ɛnsa da no nti, gye me! 27 Ma m’atamfo nhu sɛ wo ne me gyefo. 28 Wɔbɛdome me, nanso wubehyira me. Ma wɔn a wɔtaa me no nni nkogu, na ma me a meyɛ wo somfo no ani nnye.

29 Ma animguase nnura m’atamfo ho; ma wɔnhyɛ animguase no sɛ atade. 30 Mɛda Awurade ase. Mɛkamfo no wɔ ne baguafo anim 31 efisɛ, ɔbɔ ohiani ho ban na ogye no fi wɔn a wɔabu no kumfɔ nsam.