Psalm 69
JPS Tanakh 1917
1For the Leader; upon Shoshannim. [A Psalm] of David.

2Save me, O God;
For the waters are come in even unto the soul.
3I am sunk in deep mire, where there is no standing;
I am come into deep waters, and the flood overwhelmeth me.
4I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried;
Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
5They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head;
They that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are many;
Should I restore that which I took not away?
6O God, Thou knowest my folly;
And my trespasses are not hid from Thee.
7Let not them that wait for Thee be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts;
Let not those that seek Thee be brought to confusion through me, O God of Israel.

8Because for Thy sake I have borne reproach;
Confusion hath covered my face.
9I am become a stranger unto my brethren,
And an alien unto my mother’s children.
10Because zeal for Thy house hath eaten me up,
And the reproaches of them that reproach Thee are fallen upon me.
11And I wept with my soul with fasting,
And that became unto me a reproach.
12I made sackcloth also my garment,
And I became a byword unto them.
13They that sit in the gate talk of me;
And I am the song of the drunkards.
14But as for me, let my prayer be unto Thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time;
O God, in the abundance of Thy mercy,
Answer me with the truth of Thy salvation.
15Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink;
Let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
16Let not the waterflood overwhelm me,
Neither let the deep swallow me up;
And let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
17Answer me, O LORD, for Thy mercy is good;
According to the multitude of Thy compassions turn Thou unto me.
18And hide not Thy face from Thy servant;
For I am in distress; answer me speedily.
19Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it;
Ransom me because of mine enemies.

20Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my confusion;
Mine adversaries are all before Thee.
21Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am sore sick;
And I looked for some to show compassion, but there was none;
And for comforters, but I found none.
22Yea, they put poison into my food;
And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

23Let their table before them become a snare;
And when they are in peace, let it become a trap.
24Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not;
And make their loins continually to totter.
25Pour out Thine indignation upon them,
And let the fierceness of Thine anger overtake them.
26Let their encampment be desolate;
Let none dwell in their tents.
27For they persecute him whom Thou hast smitten;
And they tell of the pain of those whom Thou hast wounded.
28Add iniquity unto their iniquity;
And let them not come into Thy righteousness.
29Let them be blotted out of the book of the living,
And not be written with the righteous.
30But I am afflicted and in pain;
Let Thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
31I will praise the name of God with a song,
And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
32And it shall please the LORD better than a bullock
That hath horns and hoofs.
33The humble shall see it, and be glad;
Ye that seek after God, let your heart revive.
34For the LORD hearkeneth unto the needy,
And despiseth not His prisoners.
35Let heaven and earth praise Him,
The seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
36For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah;
And they shall abide there, and have it in possession.
37The seed also of His servants shall inherit it;
And they that love His name shall dwell therein.

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