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Psalm 69 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

Young's Literal Translation (YLT) New International Version (NIV)
1 To the Overseer. -- `On the Lilies,' by David. Save me, O God, for come have waters unto the soul. 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
2 I have sunk in deep mire, And there is no standing, I have come into the depths of the waters, And a flood hath overflown 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 have been wearied with my calling, Burnt hath been my throat, Consumed have been mine eyes, 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 hating me without cause Have been more than the hairs of my head, Mighty have been my destroyers, My lying enemies, That which I took not away -- I bring 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 O God, Thou -- Thou hast known Concerning my overturn, And my desolations from Thee have not been hid. 5 You know my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you.
6 Let not those waiting on Thee be ashamed because of me, O Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, Let not those seeking Thee Blush 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 For because of Thee I have borne reproach, Shame hath covered my face. 7 For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face.
8 A stranger I have been to my brother, And a foreigner to sons of my mother. 8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons;
9 For zeal for Thy house hath consumed me, And the reproaches of Thy reproachers Have fallen upon me. 9 for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
10 And I weep in the fasting of my soul, And it is for a reproach to me. 10 When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;
11 And I make my clothing sackcloth, And I am to them for a simile. 11 when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
12 Those sitting at the gate meditate concerning me, And those drinking strong drink, Play on instruments. 12 Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
13 And I -- my prayer [is] to Thee, O Jehovah, A time of good pleasure, O God, In the abundance of Thy kindness, 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 from the mire, and let me not sink, Let me be delivered from those hating me, And from deep places of 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 a flood of waters overflow me, Nor let the deep swallow me up, Nor let the pit shut her 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 good [is] Thy kindness, According to the abundance Of Thy 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 -- haste, answer me. 17 Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Be near unto my soul -- redeem it, Because of mine enemies ransom me. 18 Come near and rescue me; redeem me because of my foes.
19 Thou -- Thou hast known my reproach, And my shame, and my blushing, Before Thee [are] all mine adversaries. 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 sick, And I look for a bemoaner, and there is none, And for comforters, and I have 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 And they give for my food gall, And for my thirst cause me to drink vinegar. 21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
22 Their table before them is for a snare, And for a recompence -- for a trap. 22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.
23 Darkened are their eyes from seeing, And their loins continually shake Thou. 23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
24 Pour upon them Thine indignation, And the fierceness of Thine anger doth seize them. 24 Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
25 Their tower is desolated, In their tents there is no dweller. 25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
26 For they have pursued him Thou hast smitten, And recount of the pain of Thy pierced ones. 26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
27 Give punishment for their iniquity, And they enter not into Thy righteousness. 27 Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation.
28 They are blotted out of the book of life, And with the righteous are not written. 28 May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
29 And I [am] afflicted and pained, Thy salvation, O God, doth set me on high. 29 I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.
30 I praise the name of God with a song, And I magnify Him with thanksgiving, 30 I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
31 And it is better to Jehovah than an ox, A bullock -- horned -- hoofed. 31 This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.
32 The humble have seen -- they rejoice, Ye who seek God -- and your heart liveth. 32 The poor will see and be glad-- you who seek God, may your hearts live!
33 For Jehovah hearkeneth unto the needy, And His bound ones He hath not despised. 33 The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
34 The heavens and earth do praise Him, Seas, and every moving thing in them. 34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,
35 For God doth save Zion, And doth build the cities of Judah, And they have dwelt 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 And the seed of His servants inherit it, And those loving His name dwell in it! 36 the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.