1Save me, O God, For the 1waters have athreatened my life.
I have sunk in deep2mire, and there is nofoothold ; I have come into deepwaters, and a b3floodoverflows me.
I am 4weary with my crying ; my throat is parched ; My 5eyesfail while I wait for my God.
Those 6who hate me without a cause are morethan the hairs of my head ; Those who would cdestroy me 7are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies ; 8What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
O God, it is You who knows9my folly, And 10my wrongs are not hidden from You.
May those who wait for You not 11be ashamed through me, O LorddGOD of hosts ; May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel,
7Because12for Your sake I have bornereproach ; 13Dishonor has covered my face.
I havebecome14estrangedefrom my brothers And an alien to my mother'ssons.
For 15zeal for Your house has consumed me, And 16the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
When I wept17in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach.
When I made18sackcloth my clothing, I became19a byword to them.
Those who 20sit in the gatetalk about me, And I am the f21song of the drunkards .
But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, 22at an acceptabletime ; O God, in the 23greatness of Your lovingkindness, Answer me with gYour savingtruth.
14Deliver me from the 24mire and do not let me sink ; May I be 25delivered from hmy foes and from the i26deepwaters.
May the j27flood of water not overflow me Nor the deepswallow me up, Nor the 28pitshut its mouth on me.
16Answer me, O LORD, for 29Your lovingkindness is good ; 30According to the greatness of Your compassion, 31turn to me,
And 32do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am 33in distress ; answer me quickly.
Oh drawnear to my soul and 34redeem it; 35Ransom me because of my enemies !
You know my 36reproach and my shame and my dishonor ; All my adversaries are kbefore You.
20Reproach has 37broken my heart and I am so sick. And 38I looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for 39comforters, but I foundnone.
They also gave me l40gallmfor my food And for my thirst they 41gave me vinegar to drink.
May 42their tablebefore them become a snare ; And n43when they are in peace, may it become a trap.
May their 44eyesgrowdimso that they cannotsee, And make their 45loinsshakecontinually.
2446Pour out Your indignation on them, And may Your burningangerovertake them.
May their o47camp be desolate ; May nonedwell in their tents.
For they have 48persecuted him whom49You Yourself have smitten, And they tell of the pain of those whom 50You have pwounded.
27Add51iniquity to their iniquity, And 52may they not come into 53Your righteousness.
May they be 54blotted out of the 55book of life And may they not be q56recorded with the righteous.
But I am 57afflicted and in pain ; rMay Your salvation, O God, 58set me securely on high.
I will 59praise the name of God with song And 60magnify Him with 61thanksgiving.
And it will 62please the LORDbetterthan an ox Or a youngbull with horns and hoofs.
The 63humbleshave seen it and are glad ; You who seekGod, 64let your hearttrevive.
For 65the LORDhears the needy And 66does not despise His who are prisoners.
Let 67heaven and earthpraise Him, The seas and 68everything that moves in them.
For God will 69saveZion and 70build the cities of Judah, That they may dwellthere and 71possess it.
The u72descendants of His servants will inherit it, And those who love His name73will dwell in it.