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Psalm 69 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Save me, O God! The water is already up to my neck! 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
2 I am sinking in deep mud. There is nothing to stand on. I am in deep water. A flood is sweeping me away. 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 exhausted from crying for help. My throat is hoarse. My eyes are strained [from] looking 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 hate me for no reason outnumber the hairs on my head. Those who want to destroy me are mighty. They have no reason to be my enemies. I am forced to pay back what I did not steal. 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 know my stupidity, and the things of which I am guilty are not hidden from you. 5 You know my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you.
6 Do not let those who wait with hope for you be put to shame because of me, O Almighty LORD of Armies. Do not let those who come to you for help be humiliated 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 Indeed, for your sake I have endured insults. Humiliation has covered 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, a foreigner to my mother's sons. 8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons;
9 Indeed, devotion for your house has consumed me, and 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 cried and fasted, but I was insulted for it. 10 When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;
11 I dressed myself in sackcloth, but I became the object of ridicule. 11 when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
12 Those who sit at the gate gossip about me, and drunkards make up songs about me. 12 Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
13 May my prayer come to you at an acceptable time, O LORD. O God, out of the greatness of your mercy, answer me with the truth of your 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 Rescue me from the mud. Do not let me sink [into it]. I want to be rescued from those who hate me and from the deep water. 14 Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.
15 Do not let floodwaters sweep me away. Do not let the ocean swallow me up, or 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, O LORD, because your mercy is good. Out of your unlimited compassion, turn to me. 16 Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.
17 I am in trouble, so do not hide your face from me. Answer me quickly! 17 Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Come close, and defend my soul. Set me free because of my enemies. 18 Come near and rescue me; redeem me because of my foes.
19 You know that I have been insulted, put to shame, and humiliated. All my opponents are 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, and I am sick. I looked for sympathy, but there was none. I looked for people to comfort me, but I found no one. 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 poisoned my food, and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink. 21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
22 Let the table set for them become a trap and a snare for their friends. 22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.
23 Let their vision become clouded so that they cannot see. Let their thighs continually shake. 23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
24 Pour your rage on them. Let your burning anger catch up with them. 24 Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
25 Let their camp be deserted and their tents empty. 25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
26 They persecute the one you have struck, and they talk about the pain of those you have wounded. 26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
27 Charge them with one crime after another. Do not let them be found innocent. 27 Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation.
28 Let their [names] be erased from the Book of Life. Do not let them be listed with righteous people. 28 May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
29 I am suffering and in pain. Let your saving power protect me, O God. 29 I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.
30 I want to praise the name of God with a song. I want to praise its greatness with a song of thanksgiving. 30 I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
31 This will please the LORD more than [sacrificing] an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. 31 This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.
32 Oppressed people will see [this] and rejoice. May the hearts of those who look to God for help be refreshed. 32 The poor will see and be glad-- you who seek God, may your hearts live!
33 The LORD listens to needy people. He does not despise his own who are in prison. 33 The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
34 Let heaven and earth, the seas, and everything that moves in them, praise him. 34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,
35 When God saves Zion, he will rebuild the cities of Judah. His servants will live there and take possession of it. 35 for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;
36 The descendants of his servants will inherit it. Those who love him will live there. 36 the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.