Psalm 69 ESV

Save Me, O God

To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. Of David.

1 Save me, O God! For 1the waters have come up to my neck.a

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    • è 69:1 - Or waters threaten my life
      2 I sink in deep 2mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood 3sweeps over me.

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          3 4I am weary with my crying out; 5my throat is parched. 6My eyes grow dim with 7waiting for my God.

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          4 8More in number than the hairs of my head are 9those who hate me 10without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, 11those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore?

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          5 O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.
          6 Let not those who hope in you 12be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel.

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          7 For it is 13for your sake that I have borne reproach, that dishonor has covered my face.

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          8 I have become 14a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's sons.

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          9 For 15zeal for your house has consumed me, and 16the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.

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

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                • é 69:10 - Hebrew lacks and humbled
                  11 When I made 17sackcloth my clothing, I became 18a byword to them.

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                  12 I am the talk of those who 19sit in the gate, and the drunkards make 20songs about me.

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                  13 But as for me, my 21prayer is to you, O LORD. At 22an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.

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                  14 Deliver me from sinking in 23the mire; 24let me be delivered from my enemies and from 25the deep waters.

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                      15 Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or 26the pit close 27its mouth over me.

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                      16 Answer me, O LORD, for your 28steadfast love is good; according to your abundant 29mercy, 30turn to me.

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                      17 31Hide not your face from your servant; 32for I am in distress; 33make haste to answer me.

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                      18 Draw near to my soul, redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies!
                      19 You know my 34reproach, and my shame and my dishonor; my foes are all known to you.

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                          20 35Reproaches have broken my heart, so that I am in 36despair. I 37looked for 38pity, but there was none, and for 39comforters, but I found none.

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                              21 They gave me 40poison for food, and for my thirst they gave me 41sour wine to drink.

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                              22 42Let their own 43table before them become a snare; 44and when they are at peace, let it become a trap.c

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                                • ê 69:22 - Hebrew; a slight revocalization yields (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome) a snare, and retribution and a trap
                                  23 45Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see, 46and make their loins tremble continually.

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                                  24 Pour out your indignation upon them, and let your burning anger overtake them.
                                  25 47May their camp be a desolation; let no one dwell in their tents.

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                                  26 For they 48persecute him whom 49you have struck down, and they recount the pain of 50those you have wounded.

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                                  27 51Add to them punishment upon punishment; may they have no acquittal from you.d

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                                    • ë 69:27 - Hebrew may they not come into your righteousness
                                      28 Let them be 52blotted out of the book of the living; let them not be 53enrolled among the righteous.

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                                      29 But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, 54set me on high!

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                                      30 I will 55praise the name of God with a song; I will 56magnify him with 57thanksgiving.

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                                      31 This will 58please the LORD more than an ox or a bull 59with horns and hoofs.

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                                      32 When 60the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, 61let your hearts revive.

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                                      33 For the LORD hears the needy and 62does not despise his own people who are prisoners.

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                                      34 Let 63heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them.

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                                      35 For 64God will save Zion and build up the cities of Judah, and people shall dwell there and possess it;

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                                      36 65the offspring of his servants shall inherit it, and those who love his name shall dwell in it.

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