108 pMy heart is steadfast, O God!
I will sing and make melody with all my being!1
4 For your steadfast love is great qabove the heavens;
6 rThat your beloved ones may be delivered,
7 God has promised in his holiness:2
sover Philistia I shout in triumph.”
2 For wicked and vdeceitful mouths are opened against me,
and attack me wwithout cause.
4 In return for my love they xaccuse me,
5 So they zreward me evil for good,
let an accuser stand cat his right hand.
let his dprayer be counted as sin!
8 May his edays be few;
9 May his hchildren be fatherless
10 May his children iwander about and beg,
jseeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!
11 May kthe creditor seize all that he has;
may kstrangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
12 Let there be none to lextend kindness to him,
nor any to mpity his fatherless children!
13 May his nposterity be cut off;
may his oname be blotted out in the second generation!
14 May pthe iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord,
and let not the sin of his mother be qblotted out!
15 rLet them be before the Lord continually,
that he may scut off the memory of them from the earth!
but pursued tthe poor and needy
and uthe brokenhearted, to put them to death.
He did not delight in blessing; may it be far5 from him!
18 He wclothed himself with cursing as his coat;
20 May this be the reward of my yaccusers from the Lord,
deal on my behalf zfor your name's sake;
because your asteadfast love is good, deliver me!
22 For I am bpoor and needy,
23 I am gone like ca shadow at evening;
I am dshaken off like a locust.
24 My knees are weak ethrough fasting;
my fbody has become gaunt, with no fat.
25 I am gan object of scorn to my accusers;
when they see me, they hwag their heads.
26 iHelp me, O Lord my God!
27 Let them jknow that this is your hand;
28 kLet them curse, but you will bless!
They arise and are put to shame, but lyour servant will be glad!
29 May my accusers be mclothed with dishonor;
may they nbe wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak!
I will opraise him in the midst of the throng.
31 For he stands pat the right hand of the needy one,
110 qThe Lord says to my Lord:
r“Sit at my right hand,
2 The Lord sends forth ufrom Zion
vyour mighty scepter.
wRule in the midst of your enemies!
the dew of your youth will be yours.9
and will dnot change his mind,
after the order of hMelchizedek.”
5 The Lord is at your iright hand;
6 He will lexecute judgment among the nations,
mfilling them with corpses;
7 He will odrink from the brook by the way;