1Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.2
I sink in deepmire,a where there is no standing: I am come into deepwaters, where the floodsoverflow me.
I am weary of my crying : my throat is dried : mine eyesfail while I wait for my God.4
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemieswrongfully, are mighty : then I restored that which I took not away .
O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sinsb are not hid from thee.
Let not them that wait on thee, O LordGOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.7
Because for thy sake I have bornereproach;shame hath covered my face.8
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother'schildren.9
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up ; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
When I wept , and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.11
I madesackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
They that sit in the gatespeak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards .c13
But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptabletime: O God, in the multitude of thy mercyhear me, in the truth of thy salvation.14Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink : let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deepwaters.15
Let not the waterfloodoverflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up , and let not the pitshut her mouth upon me.
16Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good:turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.17
And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble : heard me speedily.18
Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies .
Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.
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.
They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink .
Let their table become a snarebefore them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.23
Let their eyes be darkened , that they see not; and make their loinscontinually to shake .
Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathfulanger take hold of them.
Let their habitatione be desolate ; and let none dwell in their tents.26
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten ; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.27Addiniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.28
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.29
But I am poor and sorrowful : let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high .
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.31
This also shall please the LORDbetter than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs .
The humblef shall see this, and be glad : and your heart shall live that seekGod.33
For the LORDheareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.34
Let the heaven and earthpraise him, the seas, and every thing that movethg therein.
For God will saveZion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession .
The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.