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Psalm 69 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 God, God, save me! I'm in over my head, 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
2 Quicksand under me, swamp water over me; I'm going down for the third time. 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'm hoarse from calling for help, Bleary-eyed from searching the sky for God. 3 I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
4 I've got more enemies than hairs on my head; Sneaks and liars are out to knife me in the back. What I never stole Must I now give back? 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 every sin I've committed; My life's a wide-open book before you. 5 You know my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you.
6 Don't let those who look to you in hope Be discouraged by what happens to me, Dear Lord! God of the armies! Don't let those out looking for you Come to a dead end by following me - Please, dear 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 of you I look like an idiot, I walk around ashamed to show my face. 7 For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face.
8 My brothers shun me like a bum off the street; My family treats me like an unwanted guest. 8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons;
9 I love you more than I can say. Because I'm madly in love with you, They blame me for everything they dislike about you. 9 for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
10 When I poured myself out in prayer and fasting, All it got me was more contempt. 10 When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;
11 When I put on a sad face, They treated me like a clown. 11 when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
12 Now drunks and gluttons Make up drinking songs about me. 12 Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
13 And me? I pray. God, it's time for a break! God, answer in love! Answer with your sure 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 swamp, Don't let me go under for good, Pull me out of the clutch of the enemy; This whirlpool is sucking me down. 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 the swamp be my grave, the Black Hole Swallow me, its jaws clenched around me. 15 Do not let the floodwaters engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me.
16 Now answer me, God, because you love me; Let me see your great mercy full-face. 16 Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.
17 Don't look the other way; your servant can't take it. I'm in trouble. Answer right now! 17 Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Come close, God; get me out of here. Rescue me from this deathtrap. 18 Come near and rescue me; redeem me because of my foes.
19 You know how they kick me around - Pin on me the donkey's ears, the dunce's cap. 19 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
20 I'm broken by their taunts, Flat on my face, reduced to a nothing. I looked in vain for one friendly face. Not one. I couldn't find one shoulder to cry on. 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 put poison in my soup, Vinegar in my drink. 21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
22 Let their supper be bait in a trap that snaps shut; May their best friends be trappers who'll skin them alive. 22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.
23 Make them become blind as bats, Give them the shakes from morning to night. 23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
24 Let them know what you think of them, Blast them with your red-hot anger. 24 Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
25 Burn down their houses, Leave them desolate with nobody at home. 25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
26 They gossiped about the one you disciplined, Made up stories about anyone wounded by God. 26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
27 Pile on the guilt, Don't let them off the hook. 27 Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation.
28 Strike their names from the list of the living; No rock-carved honor for them among the righteous. 28 May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
29 I'm hurt and in pain; Give me space for healing, and mountain air. 29 I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.
30 Let me shout God's name with a praising song, Let me tell his greatness in a prayer of thanks. 30 I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
31 For God, this is better than oxen on the altar, Far better than blue-ribbon bulls. 31 This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.
32 The poor in spirit see and are glad - Oh, you God-seekers, take heart! 32 The poor will see and be glad-- you who seek God, may your hearts live!
33 For God listens to the poor, He doesn't walk out on the wretched. 33 The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
34 You heavens, praise him; praise him, earth; Also ocean and all things that swim in it. 34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,
35 For God is out to help Zion, Rebuilding the wrecked towns of Judah. Guess who will live there - The proud owners of the land? 35 for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;
36 No, the children of his servants will get it, The lovers of his name will live in it. 36 the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.