Psalm 69 NIV

For the director of music. To [the tune of] "Lilies." Of David.

1 Save me, O God, for the waters1 have come up to my neck.2

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2 I sink in the miry depths,3 where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.

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3 I am worn out calling for help;4 my throat is parched. My eyes fail,5 looking for my God.

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4 Those who hate me6 without reason7 outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause,8 those who seek to destroy me.9 I am forced to restore what I did not steal.

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5 You know my folly,10 O God; my guilt is not hidden from you.11

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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 I endure scorn12 for your sake,13 and shame covers my face.14

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8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons;15

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9 for zeal for your house consumes me,16 and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.17

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10 When I weep and fast,18 I must endure scorn;

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11 when I put on sackcloth,19 people make sport of me.

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12 Those who sit at the gate20 mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.21

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13 But I pray to you, O LORD, in the time of your favor;22 in your great love,23 O God, answer me with your sure salvation.

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14 Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.24

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15 Do not let the floodwaters25 engulf me or the depths swallow me up26 or the pit close its mouth over me.27

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16 Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love;28 in your great mercy turn to me.

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17 Do not hide your face29 from your servant; answer me quickly,30 for I am in trouble.31

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18 Come near and rescue me; redeem32 me because of my foes.

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19 You know how I am scorned,33 disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.

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20 Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters,34 but I found none.35

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21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar36 for my thirst.37

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22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution anda a trap.38

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    • a 69:22 - Or "snare / and their fellowship become"
      23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.39

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      24 Pour out your wrath40 on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.

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      25 May their place be deserted;41 let there be no one to dwell in their tents.42

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      26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.43

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      27 Charge them with crime upon crime;44 do not let them share in your salvation.45

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      28 May they be blotted out of the book of life46 and not be listed with the righteous.47

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      29 I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.48

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      30 I will praise God's name in song49 and glorify him50 with thanksgiving.

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      31 This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.51

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      32 The poor will see and be glad52-- you who seek God, may your hearts live!53

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      33 The LORD hears the needy54 and does not despise his captive people.

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      34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,55

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      35 for God will save Zion56 and rebuild the cities of Judah.57 Then people will settle there and possess it;

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      36 the children of his servants will inherit it,58 and those who love his name will dwell there.59

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