Psalm 69:1 {68:1}
Good News Translation
Save me, O God! The water is up to my neck;

Contemporary English Version
Save me, God! I am about to drown.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, for them that shall be changed; for David. [2] Save me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul.

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Unto the end, for them that shall be changed; for David. [2] Save me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul.

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Psalm 45:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved. [2] My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king: My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly.

Psalm 60:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the inscription of a title, to David himself, for doctrine, [2] When he set fire to Mesopotamia of Syria and Sobal: and Joab returned and slew of Edom, in the vale of the saltpits, twelve thousand men. [3] O God, thou hast cast us off, and hast destroyed us; thou hast been angry, and hast had mercy on us.

Psalm 80:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, a testimony for Asaph, a psalm. [2] Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Thou that sittest upon the cherubims, shine forth

the waters

Psalm 69:2,14,15 I stick fast in the mire of the deep and there is no sure standing. I am come into the depth of the sea, and a tempest hath overwhelmed me. . . .

Psalm 18:4 The sorrows of death surrounded me: and the torrents of iniquity troubled me.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calleth on deep, at the noise of thy flood-gates. All thy heights and thy billows have passed over me.

Isaiah 28:17 And I will set judgment in weight, and justice in measure: and hail shall overturn the hope of falsehood: and waters shall overflow its protection.

Isaiah 43:2 When thou shalt pass through the waters, I will be with thee, and the rivers shall not cover thee: when thou shalt walk in the fire, thou shalt not be burnt, and the flames shall not burn in thee:

Lamentations 3:54 Sade. Waters have flowed over my head: I said: I am cut off.

Jonah 2:3-5 And he said: I cried out of my affliction to the Lord, and he heard me: I cried out of the belly of hell, and thou hast heard my voice. . . .

Revelation 12:15,16 And the serpent cast out of his mouth, after the woman, water, as it were a river: that he might cause her to be carried away by the river. . . .

Revelation 17:15 And he said to me: The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples and nations and tongues.

Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
1Unto the end, for them that shall be changed; for David. [2] Save me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul.2I stick fast in the mire of the deep and there is no sure standing. I am come into the depth of the sea, and a tempest hath overwhelmed me.…
Cross References
Job 22:11
And didst thou think that thou shouldst not see darkness, and that thou shouldst not be covered with the violence of overflowing waters?

Psalm 32:6
For this shall every one that is holy pray to thee in a seasonable time. And yet in a flood of many waters, they shall not come nigh unto him.

Psalm 42:7
Deep calleth on deep, at the noise of thy flood-gates. All thy heights and thy billows have passed over me.

Psalm 69:14
Draw me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast: deliver me from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Psalm 69:15
Let not the tempest of water drown me, nor the deep water swallow me up: and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

Psalm 144:7
Put forth thy hand from on high, take me out, and deliver me from many waters: from the hand of strange children:

Jonah 2:3
And he said: I cried out of my affliction to the Lord, and he heard me: I cried out of the belly of hell, and thou hast heard my voice.

Jonah 2:5
And I said: I am cast away out of the sight of thy eyes: but yet I shall see the holy temple again.

Additional Translations
For the choirmaster. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David. Save me, O God, for the waters are up to my neck.Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul.

Save me, O God; For the waters are come in unto my soul.

For the end, a Psalm of David, for alternate strains. Save me, O God; for the waters have come in to my soul.

{To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. [A Psalm] of David.} Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto [my] soul.

For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim. A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul.

Save me, God, for the waters have come up to my neck!

To the Overseer. -- 'On the Lilies,' by David. Save me, O God, for come have waters unto the soul.
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