Psalm 69
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To the Chief Musician."Concerning the Lilies." A Psalm of David.

1Save me, O God, for the waters have come in upon my soul!

2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, where the floods overwhelm me.

3I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

4Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; those who would cut me off are mighty being wrongfully my enemies. Should I restore what I did not take away?

5O God, You know my foolishness, and my sins are not hidden from You.

6Do not let those who wait on You, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed because of me; let not the ones who seek You be ashamed because of me, O God of Israel

7Because for Your sake I have borne reproach, shame has covered my face.

8I have become a stranger to My brothers and an alien to My mother's children,

9For the zeal of Your house has eaten Me up, and the reproaches of those who reproached You have fallen upon Me.

10When I wept in my soul with fasting, it became my reproach.

11I also made sackcloth my clothing, and I became a proverb to them.

12Those who sit in the gate speak about me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

13But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, in an acceptable time; O God, in the abundance of Your mercy answer me, in the truth of Your salvation.

14Deliver 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.

15Do not let the flood of waters overflow me, nor let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut its mouth upon me.

16Answer me, O LORD, for Your steadfast love is good; turn unto me according to the multitude of Your tender mercies.

17And hide not Your face from Your servant, for I am in trouble; answer me speedily.

18Draw near unto my soul and redeem it; deliver me because of my enemies.

19You have known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor; my enemies are all before You.

20Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness; and I looked for sympathy, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

21They also gave Me gall for My food; and in My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink.

22Let their table become a snare before them; and when they are at peace, let it become a trap.

23Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see; and make their loins shake without ceasing.

24Pour out Your indignation upon them, and let the fierceness of anger take hold of them.

25Let their encampment be desolate; let none dwell in their tents,

26For they persecute him whom You have stricken, and they recount the grief of those You have wounded.

27Add iniquity unto their iniquity, and let them not come into Your righteousness.

28Let them be blotted out of the Book of Life and not be written with the righteous.

29But I am poor and sorrowful; let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high.

30I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.

31This also shall please the LORD better than a bullock that has horns and hoofs.

32The humble shall see and be glad; and your heart shall live, you who seek God,

33For the LORD hears the needy and does not despise His prisoners.

34Let the heavens and earth praise Him, the seas, and everything that moves in them,

35For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah; so that they may dwell there and possess it.

36And the seed of His servants shall inherit it, and those who love His name shall dwell in it.

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