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Psalms 69 (asv)

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For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshanim. A Psalm of David.

69:1Save me, O God;

For the waters are come in unto my soul.

69:2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing:

I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

69:3I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried:

Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

69:4They 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 mighty:

That which I took not away I have to restore.

69:5O God, thou knowest my foolishness;

And my sins are not hid from thee.

69:6Let not them that wait for thee be put to shame through me, O Lord Jehovah of hosts:

Let not those that seek thee be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel.

69:7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach;

Shame hath covered my face.

69:8I am become a stranger unto my brethren,

And an alien unto my mother's children.

69:9For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up;

And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me.

69:10When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting,

That was to my reproach.

69:11When I made sackcloth my clothing,

I became a byword unto them.

69:12They that sit in the gate talk of me;

And I am the song of the drunkards.

69:13But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Jehovah, in an acceptable time:

O God, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness,

Answer me in the truth of thy salvation.

69:14Deliver 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.

69:15Let not the waterflood overwhelm me,

Neither let the deep shallow me up;

And let not the pit shut its mouth upon me.

69:16Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good:

According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me.

69:17And hide not thy face from thy servant;

For I am in distress; answer me speedily.

69:18Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it:

Ransom me because of mine enemies.

69:19Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor:

Mine adversaries are all before thee.

69:20Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness:

And I looked for some to take pity, but there was none;

And for comforters, but I found none.

69:21They gave me also gall for my food;

And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

69:22Let their table before them become a snare;

And when they are in peace, let it become a trap.

69:23Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see;

And make their loins continually to shake.

69:24Pour out thine indignation upon them,

And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake them.

69:25Let their habitation be desolate;

Let none dwell in their tents.

69:26For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten;

And they tell of the sorrow of those whom thou hast wounded.

69:27Add iniquity unto their iniquity;

And let them not come into thy righteousness.

69:28Let them be blotted out of the book of life,

And not be written with the righteous.

69:29But I am poor and sorrowful:

Let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

69:30I will praise the name of God with a song,

And will magnify him with thanksgiving.

69:31And it will please Jehovah better than an ox,

Or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

69:32The meek have seen it, and are glad:

Ye that seek after God, let your heart live.

69:33For Jehovah heareth the needy,

And despiseth not his prisoners.

69:34Let heaven and earth praise him,

The seas, and everything that moveth therein.

69:35For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah;

And they shall abide there, and have it in possession.

69:36The seed also of his servants shall inherit it;

And they that love his name shall dwell therein.


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