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.

Those who want to destroy me, my enemies for no reason, 8  outnumber me. 9 

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,

O sovereign Lord and king! 13 

Let none who seek you be ashamed because of me,

O God of Israel!

69:7 For I suffer 14  humiliation for your sake 15 

and am thoroughly disgraced. 16 

69:8 My own brothers treat me like a stranger;

they act as if I were a foreigner. 17 

69:9 Certainly 18  zeal for 19  your house 20  consumes me;

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 

69:13 O Lord, may you hear my prayer and be favorably disposed to me! 26 

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!

Don’t let the pit 29  devour me! 30 

69:16 Answer me, O Lord, for your loyal love is good! 31 

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 

69:20 Their insults are painful 36  and make me lose heart; 37 

I look 38  for sympathy, but receive none, 39 

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 

69:26 For they harass 48  the one whom you discipline; 49 

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 Lord more than an ox or a bull

with horns and hooves.

69:32 The oppressed look on – let them rejoice!

You who seek God, 58  may you be encouraged! 59 

69:33 For the Lord listens to the needy;

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,

and his people 61  will again live in them and possess Zion. 62 

69:36 The descendants of his servants will inherit it,

and those who are loyal to him 63  will live in it. 64 

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