And David says,

(A)“Let their table become a snare and a trap,
    a stumbling block and a retribution for them;
10 let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see,
    and bend their backs forever.”

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(A)Let them be (B)put to shame and dishonor
    who seek after my life!
Let them be (C)turned back and disappointed
    who devise evil against me!
Let them be like (D)chaff before the wind,
    with the angel of the Lord driving them away!
Let their way be dark and (E)slippery,
    with the angel of the Lord pursuing them!

For (F)without cause (G)they hid their net for me;
    without cause they dug (H)a pit for my life.[a]
Let (I)destruction come upon him (J)when he does not know it!
And let the net that he hid ensnare him;
    let him fall into it—to his destruction!

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 35:7 The word pit is transposed from the preceding line; Hebrew For without cause they hid the pit of their net for me; without cause they dug for my life

(A)Appoint a wicked man (B)against him;
    let an accuser stand (C)at his right hand.
When he is tried, let him come forth guilty;
    let his (D)prayer be counted as sin!
May his (E)days be few;
    may (F)another take his (G)office!
May his (H)children be fatherless
    and his wife a widow!
10 May his children (I)wander about and beg,
    (J)seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!
11 May (K)the creditor seize all that he has;
    may (L)strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
12 Let there be none to (M)extend kindness to him,
    nor any to (N)pity his fatherless children!
13 May his (O)posterity be cut off;
    may his (P)name be blotted out in the second generation!
14 May (Q)the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord,
    and let not the sin of his mother be (R)blotted out!
15 (S)Let them be before the Lord continually,
    that he may (T)cut off the memory of them from the earth!

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