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Psalm 69 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Save me, God, because the waters have reached my neck! 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
2 I have sunk into deep mud. My feet can't touch the bottom! I have entered deep water; the flood has swept me up. 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 of crying. My throat is hoarse. My eyes are exhausted 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 More numerous than the hairs on my head are those who hate me for no reason. My treacherous enemies, those who would destroy me, are countless. Must I now give back what I didn't steal in the first place? 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 God, you know my foolishness; my wrongdoings aren't hidden from you. 5 You know my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you.
6 LORD God of heavenly forces!— don't let those who hope in you be put to shame because of me. God of Israel!— don't let those who seek you be disgraced because of me. 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 am insulted because of you. Shame covers my face. 7 For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face.
8 I have become a stranger to my own brothers, an immigrant to my mother's children. 8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons;
9 Because passion for your house has consumed me, the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me! 9 for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
10 I wept while I fasted— even for that I was insulted. 10 When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;
11 When I wore funeral clothes, people made fun of me. 11 when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
12 Those who sit at the city gate muttered things about me; drunkards made up rude songs. 12 Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
13 But me? My prayer reaches you, LORD, at just the right time. God, in your great and faithful love, answer me with your certain 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 Save me from the mud! Don't let me drown! Let me be saved from those who hate me and from these watery depths! 14 Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.
15 Don't let me be swept away by the floodwaters! Don't let the abyss swallow me up! Don't let the pit close its mouth over 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, LORD, for your faithful love is good! Turn to me in your great compassion! 16 Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.
17 Don't hide your face from me, your servant, because I'm in deep trouble. Answer me quickly! 17 Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Come close to me! Redeem me! Save me because of my enemies! 18 Come near and rescue me; redeem me because of my foes.
19 You know full well the insults I've received; you know my shame and my disgrace. All my adversaries are right there in front of you. 19 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
20 Insults have broken my heart. I'm sick about it. I hoped for sympathy, but there wasn't any; I hoped for comforters, but couldn't find any. 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 food. To quench my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. 21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
22 Let the table before them become a trap, their offerings a snare. 22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.
23 Let their eyes grow too dim to see; make their insides tremble constantly. 23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
24 Pour out your anger on them— let your burning fury catch them. 24 Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
25 Let their camp be devastated; let no one dwell in their tents. 25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
26 Because they go after those you've already struck; they talk about the pain of those you've already pierced. 26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
27 Pile guilt on top of their guilt! Don't let them come into your righteousness! 27 Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation.
28 Let them be wiped out of the scroll of life! Let them not be recorded along with the righteous! 28 May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
29 And me? I'm afflicted. I'm full of pain. Let your salvation keep me safe, God! 29 I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.
30 I will praise God's name with song; I will magnify him with thanks 30 I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
31 because that is more pleasing to the LORD than an ox, more pleasing than a young bull with full horns and hooves. 31 This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.
32 Let the afflicted see it and be glad! You who seek God— let your hearts beat strong again 32 The poor will see and be glad-- you who seek God, may your hearts live!
33 because the LORD listens to the needy and doesn't despise his captives. 33 The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
34 Let heaven and earth praise God, the oceans too, and all that moves within them! 34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,
35 God will most certainly save Zion and will rebuild Judah's cities so that God's servants can live there and possess it. 35 for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;
36 The offspring of God's servants will inherit Zion, and those who love God's name will dwell there. 36 the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.