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Salme 109

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1Til korlederen: En sang af David.

Gud, jeg lovsynger dig.
    Forbliv ikke tavs og afvisende,
mens onde mennesker lyver om mig,
    bagtaler mig med deres falske anklager.
De taler ondskabsfuldt om mig,
    hader mig, skønt jeg intet har gjort.
Jeg elsker dem og går i forbøn for dem,
    men alligevel anklager de mig groft.
De gengælder mig ondt for godt,
    belønner min venlighed med had.

Lad en anklager stå frem
    og føre sag mod min fjende i retten.
Lad ham blive kendt skyldig,
    lad hans selviske bønner blive afsløret.
Gør hans livstid kort,
    lad en anden overtage hans lederfunktion.
Lad hans børn blive faderløse
    og hans hustru enke.
10 Lad dem tigge sig til dagligt brød
    og blive jaget fra hus og hjem.
11 Lad hans kreditorer overtage hans ejendom,
    lad fremmede røve hans formue.
12 Lad ingen vise ham barmhjertighed
    eller have ondt af hans efterladte børn.
13 Lad hans slægt dø ud,
    så hans navn for altid er glemt.
14 Husk hans forfædres ondskab,
    tilgiv ikke hans mors synd.
15 Herre, husk altid på hans synder,
    men lad hans slægt blive glemt.
16 Han havde ikke tanke for andres vel,
    men forfulgte de fattige, pinte de fortvivlede til døde.
17 Han elskede at forbande,
    så lad ham være forbandet.
Han brød sig ikke om din velsignelse,
    så lad være med at velsigne ham.
18 At forbande andre var en livsstil for ham,
    det gennemtrængte ham fuldstændigt.
19 Lad hans forbandelser ramme ham selv og dække ham
    som det tøj, han har på, det bælte, han bærer.
20 Det skal være din straf mod de fjender,
    der udslynger løgne og dødstrusler imod mig.

21 Herre, frels mig for din æres skyld.
    Lad mig opleve din nåde og godhed.
22 For jeg er i stor nød,
    mit hjerte hamrer af angst.
23 Mit liv er kortvarigt som en skygge, der forsvinder,
    det bliver viftet væk som en flue.
24 Jeg er så udmattet af at faste, at mine knæ ryster,
    jeg er kun skind og ben.
25 Folk ser på mig med foragt,
    de ryster på hovedet, når de ser mig.
26 Hjælp mig, min Herre og Gud,
    red mig, for du er trofast.
27 Så vil de se, at det er dig, der griber ind.
    De vil forstå, Herre, at det var dig, der reddede mig.
28 Lad dem bare forbande,
    for du velsigner mig.
Deres angreb vil mislykkes,
    så de ydmyges, mens jeg fryder mig.
29 Lad mine fjender blive gjort skamfulde,
    lad ydmygelsen omgive dem som en kappe.
30 Da vil jeg takke dig, Herre, af hele mit hjerte.
    Jeg vil prise dig i alles påhør.
31 For du er på de svages side,
    du forsvarer dem overfor deres fjender.

New American Standard Bible

Psalm 109

Vengeance Invoked upon Adversaries.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

1O God of my praise,
Do not be silent!
For they have opened the [a]wicked and deceitful mouth against me;
They have spoken [b]against me with a lying tongue.
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without cause.
In return for my love they act as my accusers;
But I am in prayer.
Thus they have [c]repaid me evil for good
And hatred for my love.

Appoint a wicked man over him,
And let an [d]accuser stand at his right hand.
When he is judged, let him come forth guilty,
And let his prayer become sin.
Let his days be few;
Let another take his office.
Let his children be fatherless
And his wife a widow.
10 Let his children wander about and beg;
And let them seek sustenance [e]far from their ruined homes.
11 Let the creditor [f]seize all that he has,
And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.
12 Let there be none to [g]extend lovingkindness to him,
Nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children.
13 Let his posterity be [h]cut off;
In a following generation let their name be blotted out.

14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered [i]before 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 he did not remember to show lovingkindness,
But persecuted the afflicted and needy man,
And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.
17 He also loved cursing, so it came to him;
And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.
18 But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment,
And it entered into [j]his body like water
And like oil into his bones.
19 Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself,
And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself.
20 [k]Let this be the reward of my accusers from the Lord,
And of those who speak evil against my soul.

21 But You, O [l]God, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name’s sake;
Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me;
22 For I am afflicted and needy,
And [m]my heart is wounded within me.
23 I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens;
I am shaken off like the locust.
24 My knees [n]are weak from fasting,
And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.
25 I also have become a reproach to them;
When they see me, they wag their head.

26 Help me, O Lord my God;
Save me according to Your lovingkindness.
27 [o]And let them know that this is Your hand;
You, Lord, have done it.
28 Let them curse, but You bless;
When they arise, they shall be ashamed,
But Your servant shall be glad.
29 [p]Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor,
And [q]let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.

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

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 109:2 Lit wicked mouth and the deceitful
  2. Psalm 109:2 Lit with
  3. Psalm 109:5 Lit laid upon me
  4. Psalm 109:6 Or adversary, Satan
  5. Psalm 109:10 Or out of their desolate places
  6. Psalm 109:11 Lit ensnare, strike at
  7. Psalm 109:12 Lit continue
  8. Psalm 109:13 Lit for cutting off
  9. Psalm 109:14 Lit to
  10. Psalm 109:18 Lit his inward parts
  11. Psalm 109:20 Lit This is
  12. Psalm 109:21 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  13. Psalm 109:22 Lit one has pierced my heart within me
  14. Psalm 109:24 Or totter
  15. Psalm 109:27 Or That they may know
  16. Psalm 109:29 Or My accusers will be
  17. Psalm 109:29 Or they will cover