Psalm 69 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Save me, O God; For the waters are come in unto my soul. 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 2 I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
3 I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried: Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. 3 I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
4 They 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. 4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.
5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; And my sins are not hid from thee. 5 You know my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you.
6 Let 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. 6 May those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me, O Lord, the LORD Almighty; may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me, O God of Israel.
7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; Shame hath covered my face. 7 For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face.
8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, And an alien unto my mother's children. 8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons;
9 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up; And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me. 9 for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
10 When I wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting, That was to my reproach. 10 When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;
11 When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword unto them. 11 when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
12 They that sit in the gate talk of me; And [I am] the song of the drunkards. 12 Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
13 But 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. 13 But I pray to you, O LORD, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation.
14 Deliver 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. 14 Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.
15 Let not the waterflood overwhelm me, Neither let the deep shallow me up; And let not the pit shut its mouth upon me. 15 Do not let the floodwaters engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me.
16 Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me. 16 Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.
17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; For I am in distress; answer me speedily. 17 Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: Ransom me because of mine enemies. 18 Come near and rescue me; redeem me because of my foes.
19 Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: Mine adversaries are all before thee. 19 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
20 Reproach 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. 20 Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.
21 They gave me also gall for my food; And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. 21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
22 Let their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, [let it become] a trap. 22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.
23 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; And make their loins continually to shake. 23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake them. 24 Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
25 Let their habitation be desolate; Let none dwell in their tents. 25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; And they tell of the sorrow of those whom thou hast wounded. 26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity; And let them not come into thy righteousness. 27 Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation.
28 Let them be blotted out of the book of life, And not be written with the righteous. 28 May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
29 But I am poor and sorrowful: Let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. 29 I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.
30 I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify him with thanksgiving. 30 I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
31 And it will please Jehovah better than an ox, [Or] a bullock that hath horns and hoofs. 31 This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.
32 The meek have seen it, and are glad: Ye that seek after God, let your heart live. 32 The poor will see and be glad-- you who seek God, may your hearts live!
33 For Jehovah heareth the needy, And despiseth not his prisoners. 33 The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
34 Let heaven and earth praise him, The seas, and everything that moveth therein. 34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,
35 For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; And they shall abide there, and have it in possession. 35 for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;
36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it; And they that love his name shall dwell therein. 36 the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.