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Psalm 69 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Be my saviour, O God; because the waters have come in, even to my neck. 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
2 My feet are deep in the soft earth, where there is no support; I have come into deep waters, the waves are flowing over 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 tired with my crying; my throat is burning: my eyes are wasted with waiting for my God. 3 I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
4 Those who have hate for me without cause are greater in number than the hairs of my head; those who are against me, falsely desiring my destruction, are very strong; I gave back what I had not taken away. 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, you see how foolish I am; and my wrongdoing is clear to you. 5 You know my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you.
6 Let not those who have hope in you be put to shame because of me, O Lord God of armies: let not those who are waiting for you be made low because of 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 I have been wounded with sharp words because of you; my face has been covered with shame. 7 For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face.
8 I have become strange to my brothers, and like a man from a far country to my mother's children. 8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons;
9 I am on fire with passion for your house; and the hard things which are said about you have come on me. 9 for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
10 My bitter weeping, and my going without food, were turned to my shame. 10 When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;
11 When I put on the clothing of grief, they said evil of me. 11 when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
12 I am a cause of wonder to those in authority; a song to those who are given to strong drink. 12 Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
13 But as for me, let my prayer be made to you, O Lord, at a time when you are pleased; O God, give me an answer in your great mercy, for your salvation is certain. 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 Take me from the grip of the sticky earth, so that I may not go down into it; let me be lifted up from 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 me not be covered by the flowing waters; let not the deep waters go over my head, and let me not be shut up in the underworld. 15 Do not let the floodwaters engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me.
16 Give an answer to my words, O Lord; for your mercy is good: be turned to me, because of your great pity. 16 Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.
17 Let not your face be covered from your servant, for I am in trouble; quickly give me an answer. 17 Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Come near to my soul, for its salvation: be my saviour, because of those who are against me. 18 Come near and rescue me; redeem me because of my foes.
19 You have seen my shame, how I was laughed at and made low; my haters are all before you. 19 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
20 My heart is broken by bitter words, I am full of grief; I made a search for some to have pity on me, but there was no one; I had no comforter. 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 poison for my food; and bitter wine for my drink. 21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
22 Let their table before them be for their destruction; let their feasts become a net to take them. 22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.
23 Let their eyes be blind so that they may not see; let their bodies for ever be shaking. 23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
24 Let your curse come on them; let the heat of your wrath overtake them. 24 Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
25 Give their houses to destruction, and let there be no one in their tents. 25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
26 Because they are cruel to him against whom your hand is turned; they make bitter the grief of him who is wounded by you. 26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
27 Let their punishment be increased; let them not come into your righteousness. 27 Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation.
28 Let their names be taken from the book of the living, let them not be numbered with the upright. 28 May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
29 But I am poor and full of sorrow; let me be lifted up by your salvation, O Lord. 29 I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.
30 I will give praise to the name of God with a song; I will give glory to him for what he has done. 30 I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
31 This will be more pleasing to the Lord than an ox, or a young ox of full growth. 31 This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.
32 The poor will see it and be glad: you who are lovers of God, let your hearts have life. 32 The poor will see and be glad-- you who seek God, may your hearts live!
33 For the ears of the Lord are open to the poor, and he takes thought for his prisoners. 33 The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
34 Let the heavens and the earth give praise to him, the seas, and everything moving in them. 34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,
35 For God will be the saviour of Zion, and the builder of the towns of Judah; so that it may be their resting-place and heritage. 35 for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;
36 The seed of his servants will have their part in it, and there the lovers of his name will have rest. 36 the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.