Psalm 69
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1TO THE OVERSEER. [SET] ON “LILIES.” BY DAVID. Save me, O God, for waters have come to the soul.

2I have sunk in deep mire, "" And there is no standing, "" I have come into the depths of the waters, "" And a flood has overflown me.

3I have been wearied with my calling, "" My throat has been burned, "" My eyes have been consumed, waiting for my God.

4Those hating me without cause "" Have been more than the hairs of my head, "" Mighty have been my destroyers, "" My lying enemies, "" That which I did not take away—I bring back.

5O God, You have known "" Concerning my overturn, "" And my desolations have not been hid from You.

6Do not let those waiting on You be ashamed because of me, "" O Lord, YHWH of Hosts, "" Do not let those seeking You "" Blush because of me, "" O God of Israel.

7For because of You I have borne reproach, "" Shame has covered my face.

8I have been a stranger to my brother, "" And a foreigner to sons of my mother.

9For [my] zeal for Your house has consumed me, "" And the reproaches of Your reproachers "" Have fallen on me.

10And I weep in the fasting of my soul, "" And it is for a reproach to me.

11And I make my clothing sackcloth, "" And I am for an allegory to them.

12Those sitting at the gate meditate concerning me, "" And those drinking strong drink, "" Play on instruments.

13And my prayer [is] to You, O YHWH, "" A time of good pleasure, O God, "" In the abundance of Your kindness, "" Answer me in the truth of Your salvation.

14Deliver me from the mire, and do not let me sink, "" Let me be delivered from those hating me, "" And from deep places of waters.

15Do not let a flood of waters overflow me, "" Nor let the deep swallow me up, "" Nor let the pit shut her mouth on me.

16Answer me, O YHWH, for Your kindness [is] good, "" Turn to me according to the abundance of Your mercies,

17And do not hide Your face from Your servant, "" For I am in distress—hurry, answer me.

18Be near to my soul—redeem it, "" Ransom me because of my enemies.

19You have known my reproach, "" And my shame, and my blushing, "" All my adversaries [are] before You.

20Reproach has broken my heart, and I am sick, "" And I look for a bemoaner, and there is none, "" And for comforters, and I have found none.

21And they give gall for my food, "" And cause me to drink vinegar for my thirst.

22Their table before them is for a snare, "" And for a repayment—for a trap.

23Their eyes are darkened from seeing, "" And their loins continually shake You.

24Pour Your indignation on them, "" And the fierceness of Your anger seizes them.

25Their tower is desolated, "" There is no dweller in their tents.

26For they have pursued him [whom] You have struck, "" And recount of the pain of Your pierced ones.

27Give punishment for their iniquity, "" And they do not enter into Your righteousness.

28They are blotted out of the scroll of life, "" And are not written with the righteous.

29And I [am] afflicted and pained, "" Your salvation, O God, sets me on high.

30I praise the Name of God with a song, "" And I magnify Him with thanksgiving,

31And it is better to YHWH than an ox, "" A bullock—horned [and] hoofed.

32The humble have seen—they rejoice, "" You who seek God—and your heart lives.

33For YHWH listens to the needy, "" And He has not despised His bound ones.

34The heavens and earth praise Him, "" Seas, and every moving thing in them.

35For God saves Zion, "" And builds the cities of Judah, "" And they have dwelt there, and possess it.

36And the seed of His servants inherit it, "" And those loving His Name dwell in it!

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Psalm 68
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