Psalms 109:2-5

109:2 For they say cruel and deceptive things to me;

they lie to me.

109:3 They surround me and say hateful things;

they attack me for no reason.

109:4 They repay my love with accusations,

but I continue to pray.

109:5 They repay me evil for good,

and hate for love.

Psalms 109:20

109:20 May the Lord repay my accusers in this way,

those who say evil things about me!

tn Heb “for a mouth of evil and a mouth of deceit against me they open, they speak with me [with] a tongue of falsehood.”

tn Heb “and [with] words of hatred they surround me.”

tn Heb “in place of my love they oppose me.”

tn Heb “and I, prayer.”

tn Heb “and they set upon me evil in place of good.”

tn Heb “[may] this [be] the repayment to my accusers from the Lord.”

tn Or “against.”

tn The Hebrew term נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh, “being; soul”) with a pronominal suffix is often equivalent to a pronoun, especially in poetry (see BDB 660 s.v. נֶפֶשׁ 4.a).