Bible: Psalm 69
Psalm 69 1
69:1 For the music director; according to the tune of “Lilies;” 2 by David.
Deliver me, O God,
for the water has reached my neck. 3
69:2 I sink into the deep mire
where there is no solid ground; 4
I am in 5 deep water,
and the current overpowers me.
69:3 I am exhausted from shouting for help;
my throat is sore; 6
my eyes grow tired of looking for my God. 7
69:4 Those who hate me without cause are more numerous than the hairs of my head.
They make me repay what I did not steal! 10
69:5 O God, you are aware of my foolish sins; 11
my guilt is not hidden from you. 12
69:6 Let none who rely on you be disgraced because of me,
Let none who seek you be ashamed because of me,
O God of Israel!
and am thoroughly disgraced. 16
69:8 My own brothers treat me like a stranger;
they act as if I were a foreigner. 17
I endure the insults of those who insult you. 21
69:10 I weep and refrain from eating food, 22
which causes others to insult me. 23
69:11 I wear sackcloth
and they ridicule me. 24
69:12 Those who sit at the city gate gossip about me;
drunkards mock me in their songs. 25
O God, because of your great loyal love,
answer me with your faithful deliverance! 27
69:14 Rescue me from the mud! Don’t let me sink!
Deliver me 28 from those who hate me,
from the deep water!
69:15 Don’t let the current overpower me!
Don’t let the deep swallow me up!
69:16 Answer me, O
Because of your great compassion, turn toward me!
69:17 Do not ignore 32 your servant,
for I am in trouble! Answer me right away! 33
69:18 Come near me and redeem me! 34
Because of my enemies, rescue me!
69:19 You know how I am insulted, humiliated and disgraced;
you can see all my enemies. 35
for comforters, but find none.
69:21 They put bitter poison 40 into my food,
and to quench my thirst they give me vinegar to drink. 41
69:22 May their dining table become a trap before them!
May it be a snare for that group of friends! 42
69:23 May their eyes be blinded! 43
Make them shake violently! 44
69:24 Pour out your judgment 45 on them!
May your raging anger 46 overtake them!
69:25 May their camp become desolate,
their tents uninhabited! 47
they spread the news about the suffering of those whom you punish. 50
69:27 Hold them accountable for all their sins! 51
Do not vindicate them! 52
69:28 May their names be deleted from the scroll of the living! 53
Do not let their names be listed with the godly! 54
69:29 I am oppressed and suffering!
O God, deliver and protect me! 55
69:30 I will sing praises to God’s name! 56
I will magnify him as I give him thanks! 57
69:31 That will please the
with horns and hooves.
69:32 The oppressed look on – let them rejoice!
69:33 For the
he does not despise his captive people. 60
69:34 Let the heavens and the earth praise him,
along with the seas and everything that swims in them!
69:35 For God will deliver Zion
and rebuild the cities of Judah,
69:36 The descendants of his servants will inherit it,