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

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 109

Psalm 109

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

God, I praise you.
    Don’t remain silent.
Sinful people who lie and cheat have spoken against me.
    They have used their tongues to tell lies about me.
They gather all around me with their words of hatred.
    They attack me without any reason.
They bring charges against me,
    even though I love them
    and pray for them.
They pay me back with evil for the good things I do.
    They pay back my love with hatred.

Appoint an evil person to take my enemies to court.
    Let him stand at their right hand and bring charges against them.
When they are tried, let them be found guilty.
    May even their prayers judge them.
May their days be few.
    Let others take their places as leaders.
May their children’s fathers die.
    May their wives become widows.
10 May their children be driven from their destroyed homes.
    May they wander around like beggars.
11 May everything those people own be taken away to pay for what they owe.
    May strangers rob them of everything they’ve worked for.
12 May no one be kind to them
    or take pity on the children they leave behind.
13 May their family line come to an end.
    May their names be forgotten by those who live after them.
14 May the Lord remember the evil things their fathers have done.
    May he never erase the sins of their mothers.
15 May the Lord never forget their sins.
    Then he won’t let people remember the names of my enemies anymore.

16 They never thought about doing anything kind.
    Instead, they drove those who were poor and needy to their deaths.
    They did the same thing to those whose hearts were broken.
17 They loved to curse others.
    May their curses come back on them.
They didn’t find any pleasure in giving anyone their blessing.
    May no blessing ever come to them.
18 They cursed others as easily as they put on clothes.
    Cursing was as natural to them as getting a drink of water
    or putting olive oil on their bodies.
19 May their curses cover them like coats.
    May their curses be wrapped around them like a belt forever.
20 May that be the Lord’s way of paying back
    those who bring charges against me.
May it happen to those who say
    evil things about me.

21 But Lord and King,
    help me so that you bring honor to yourself.
    Because your love is so good, save me.
22 I am poor and needy.
    My heart is wounded deep down inside me.
23 I fade away like an evening shadow.
    I’m like a locust that someone brushes off.
24 My knees are weak because I’ve gone without food.
    My body is very thin.
25 Those who bring charges against me laugh at me.
    When they see me, they shake their heads at me.

26 Lord my God, help me.
    Save me because of your faithful love.
27 Lord, let my enemies know that you yourself have saved me.
    You have done it with your own hand.
28 They may curse me.
    But may you bless me.
May those who attack me be put to shame.
    But may I be filled with joy.
29 May those who bring charges against me be clothed with dishonor.
    May they be wrapped in shame as if it were a coat.

30 With my mouth I will continually praise the Lord.
    I will praise him when all his people gather for worship.
31 He stands ready to help those who need it.
    He saves them from those who are ready to sentence them to death.