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Help Me, O Lord My God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1091tBe not silent, O uGod of my praise!

Deut. 10:21; [Ps. 71:6; Jer. 17:14]

See Ps. 28:1

2For wicked and vdeceitful mouths are opened against me,

  speaking against me with lying tongues.

Ps. 52:4

3They encircle me with words of hate,

  and attack me wwithout cause.

See Ps. 69:4

4In return for my love they xaccuse me,

  but I ygive myself to prayer.1

[Ps. 69:13]

Ps. 38:20

Hebrew but I am prayer

5So they zreward me evil for good,

  and hatred for my love.

See Ps. 35:12

6aAppoint a wicked man bagainst him;

  let an accuser stand cat his right hand.

Job 30:12

[1 Chr. 21:1; Zech. 3:1]

For 6-15, see Ps. 35:4-8; 69:22-28

7When he is tried, let him come forth guilty;

  let his dprayer be counted as sin!

Prov. 28:9; [Prov. 15:8; 21:27]

8May his edays be few;

  may fanother take his goffice!

Num. 4:16; [1 Chr. 24:3]

Cited Acts 1:20

[Ps. 55:23]

9May his hchildren be fatherless

  and his wife a widow!

Ex. 22:24

10May his children iwander about and beg,

  jseeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!

[Ps. 37:25]

[Gen. 4:12]; See Ps. 59:15

11May kthe creditor seize all that he has;

  may kstrangers plunder the fruits of his toil!

[Deut. 28:43]

12Let there be none to lextend kindness to him,

  nor any to mpity his fatherless children!

[Job 5:4]

[Ps. 36:10]

13May his nposterity be cut off;

  may his oname be blotted out in the second generation!

Prov. 10:7

See Ps. 21:10

14May pthe iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord,

  and let not the sin of his mother be qblotted out!

Neh. 4:5; Jer. 18:23

Ex. 20:5

15rLet them be before the Lord continually,

  that he may scut off the memory of them from the earth!

Ps. 34:16

[Ps. 90:8]

16For he did not remember to show kindness,

  but pursued tthe poor and needy

  and uthe brokenhearted, to put them to death.

See Ps. 34:18

22; Ps. 40:17

17vHe loved to curse; let curses come2 upon him!

  He did not delight in blessing; may it be far3 from him!

[Prov. 14:14; Ezek. 35:6]

Revocalization; Masoretic Text it is far

Revocalization; Masoretic Text curses have come

18He wclothed himself with cursing as his coat;

  may it xsoak4 into his body like water,

  like oil into his bones!

[Num. 5:22]

[29; Ps. 73:6]

Revocalization; Masoretic Text it has soaked

19May it be like a garment that he wraps around him,

  like a belt that he puts on every day!

20May this be the reward of my yaccusers from the Lord,

  of those who speak evil against my life!

6, 29

21But you, O God my Lord,

  deal on my behalf zfor your name's sake;

  because your asteadfast love is good, deliver me!

Ps. 69:16; [Ps. 63:3]

[Jer. 14:7]; See Ps. 23:3

22For I am bpoor and needy,

  and my heart is stricken within me.


23I am gone like ca shadow at evening;

  I am dshaken off like a locust.

Ex. 10:19; [Neh. 5:13; Job 38:13]

See Ps. 102:11

24My knees are weak ethrough fasting;

  my fbody has become gaunt, with no fat.

[Job 16:8]

Ps. 35:13

25I am gan object of scorn to my accusers;

  when they see me, they hwag their heads.

See Ps. 22:7

Ps. 22:6; 69:19

26iHelp me, O Lord my God!

  Save me according to your steadfast love!

Ps. 119:86

27Let them jknow that this is your hand;

  you, O Lord, have done it!

[Job 37:7]

28kLet them curse, but you will bless!

  They arise and are put to shame, but lyour servant will be glad!

[Isa. 65:14]

[2 Sam. 16:12]

29May my accusers be mclothed with dishonor;

  may they nbe wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak!

Ps. 71:13; [Ps. 35:26]

18; See Job 8:22

30With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord;

  I will opraise him in the midst of the throng.

[Ps. 22:25]

31For he stands pat the right hand of the needy one,

  to save him from those who condemn his soul to death.

6; See Ps. 16:8