1Do not be silent, O God of my praise.
2For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.
3They beset me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.
4In return for my love they accuse me, even while I make prayer for them.
5So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
21But you, O Lord my Lord, act on my behalf for your names sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me.
22For I am poor and needy, and my heart is pierced within me.
23I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.
24My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt.
25I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.
26Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love.
27Let them know that this is your hand; you, O Lord, have done it.
28Let them curse, but you will bless. Let my assailants be put to shame; may your servant be glad.
29May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a mantle.
30With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.
31For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save them from those who would condemn them to death.
The New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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10 February 2011