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.

      References for Psalms 69:2

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

      References for Psalms 69:5

      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.

      References for Psalms 69:7

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

      References for Psalms 69:8

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

      References for Psalms 69:9

      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.

      References for Psalms 69:12