Chapter 69

PSA.69:1 To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.” A Psalm of David. Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck.
PSA.69:2 I sink in deep mire, Where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, Where the floods overflow me.
PSA.69:3 I am weary with my crying; My throat is dry; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
PSA.69:4 Those who hate me without a cause Are more than the hairs of my head; They are mighty who would destroy me, Being my enemies wrongfully; Though I have stolen nothing, I still must restore it.
PSA.69:5 O God, You know my foolishness; And my sins are not hidden from You.
PSA.69:6 Let not those who wait for You, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed because of me; Let not those who seek You be confounded because of me, O God of Israel.
PSA.69:7 Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Shame has covered my face.
PSA.69:8 I have become a stranger to my brothers, And an alien to my mother’s children;
PSA.69:9 Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
PSA.69:10 When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting, That became my reproach.
PSA.69:11 I also made sackcloth my garment; I became a byword to them.
PSA.69:12 Those who sit in the gate speak against me, And I am the song of the drunkards.
PSA.69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, in the acceptable time; O God, in the multitude of Your mercy, Hear me in the truth of Your salvation.
PSA.69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, And let me not sink; Let me be delivered from those who hate me, And out of the deep waters.
PSA.69:15 Let not the floodwater overflow me, Nor let the deep swallow me up; And let not the pit shut its mouth on me.
PSA.69:16 Hear me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good; Turn to me according to the multitude of Your tender mercies.
PSA.69:17 And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in trouble; Hear me speedily.
PSA.69:18 Draw near to my soul, and redeem it; Deliver me because of my enemies.
PSA.69:19 You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor; My adversaries are all before You.
PSA.69:20 Reproach has broken my heart, And I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none.
PSA.69:21 They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
PSA.69:22 Let their table become a snare before them, And their well-being a trap.
PSA.69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see; And make their loins shake continually.
PSA.69:24 Pour out Your indignation upon them, And let Your wrathful anger take hold of them.
PSA.69:25 Let their dwelling place be desolate; Let no one live in their tents.
PSA.69:26 For they persecute the ones You have struck, And talk of the grief of those You have wounded.
PSA.69:27 Add iniquity to their iniquity, And let them not come into Your righteousness.
PSA.69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, And not be written with the righteous.
PSA.69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful; Let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high.
PSA.69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
PSA.69:31 This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bull, Which has horns and hooves.
PSA.69:32 The humble shall see this and be glad; And you who seek God, your hearts shall live.
PSA.69:33 For the LORD hears the poor, And does not despise His prisoners.
PSA.69:34 Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them.
PSA.69:35 For God will save Zion And build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it.
PSA.69:36 Also, the descendants of His servants shall inherit it, And those who love His name shall dwell in it.

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