20 May this be the Lord’s payment(A) to my accusers,
    to those who speak evil(B) of me.

21 But you, Sovereign Lord,
    help me for your name’s sake;(C)
    out of the goodness of your love,(D) deliver me.(E)
22 For I am poor and needy,
    and my heart is wounded within me.
23 I fade away like an evening shadow;(F)
    I am shaken off like a locust.
24 My knees give(G) way from fasting;(H)
    my body is thin and gaunt.(I)
25 I am an object of scorn(J) to my accusers;
    when they see me, they shake their heads.(K)

26 Help me,(L) Lord my God;
    save me according to your unfailing love.
27 Let them know(M) that it is your hand,
    that you, Lord, have done it.
28 While they curse,(N) may you bless;
    may those who attack me be put to shame,
    but may your servant rejoice.(O)
29 May my accusers be clothed with disgrace
    and wrapped in shame(P) as in a cloak.

30 With my mouth I will greatly extol the Lord;
    in the great throng(Q) of worshipers I will praise him.
31 For he stands at the right hand(R) of the needy,
    to save their lives from those who would condemn them.

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