1 My God, whom I praise,do not remain silent,

2 for people who are wicked and deceitful
have opened their mouths against me;
they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
3 With words of hatred they surround me;
they attack me without cause.
4 In return for my friendship they accuse me,
but I am a man of prayer.
5 They repay me evil for good,
and hatred for my friendship.
6 Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy;
let an accuser stand at her right hand.
7 When she is tried, let her be found guilty,
and may her prayers condemn her.
8 May her days be few;
may another take her place of leadership.

11 May a creditor seize all her has;
may strangers plunder the fruits of her labor.
12 May no one extend kindness to her

13 May her descendants be cut off,
their names blotted out from the next generation.
14 May the iniquity of her fathers be remembered before the Lord;
may the sin of her mother never be blotted out.
15 May their sins always remain before the Lord,
that her may blot out their name from the earth.