Psalm 109: 1-13, 20-31
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.
6They say, “Appoint a wicked one against her; let an accuser stand on her right.
7When she is tried, let her be found guilty; let her prayer be counted as sin.
8May her days be few; may another seize her position.
9May her children be orphans, and her wife a widow.
10May her children wander about and beg; may they be driven out of the ruins they inhabit.
11May the creditor seize all that she has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil.
12May there be no one to do her a kindness, nor anyone to pity his orphaned children.
13May her posterity be cut off; may her name be blotted out in the second generation."
20May that be the reward of my accusers from the Lord, of those who speak evil against my life.
21But you, O HaShem my God, act on my behalf for your name’s 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 HaShem my God! Save me according to your steadfast love.
27Let them know that this is your hand; you, O HaShem, 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 HaShem; I will praise Her in the midst of the throng.
31For She stands at the right hand of the needy, to save them from those who would condemn them to death.