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Psalm 69 NIV

For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David.

1 aSave me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.

References for Psalms 69:1

    • ę 69:1 - In Hebrew texts 69:1-36 is numbered 69:2-37.
      2 I sink in the miry depths, 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; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

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      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.

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

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      6 Lord, the LORD Almighty, may those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me; God of Israel, may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me.
      7 For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face.

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      8 I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother’s children;

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

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

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

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

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      13 But I pray to you, LORD, in the time of your favor; in your great love, 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.

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      15 Do not let the floodwaters engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me.

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

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

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

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      19 You know how I am scorned, 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, but I found none.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          29 But as for me, afflicted and in pain— may your salvation, God, protect me.

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          30 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

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

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          32 The poor will see and be glad— you who seek God, may your hearts live!

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          33 The LORD hears the needy 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,

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

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

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          Study tools for Psalm 69

          • a 69:1 - In Hebrew texts 69:1-36 is numbered 69:2-37.
          • b 69:22 - Or "snare" / "and their fellowship become"