Save me, O God, for the waters1 have come up to my neck.2
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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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I am worn out calling for help;4 my throat is parched. My eyes fail,5 looking for my God.
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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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You, God, know my folly;10 my guilt is not hidden from you.11
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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.
For I endure scorn12 for your sake,13 and shame covers my face.14
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I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother's children;15
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for zeal for your house consumes me,16 and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.17
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When I weep and fast,18 I must endure scorn;
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when I put on sackcloth,19 people make sport of me.
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Those who sit at the gate20 mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.21
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But I pray to you, 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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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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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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Answer me, LORD, out of the goodness of your love;28 in your great mercy turn to me.
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Do not hide your face29 from your servant; answer me quickly,30 for I am in trouble.31
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Come near and rescue me; redeem32 me because of my foes.
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You know how I am scorned,33 disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
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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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They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar36 for my thirst.37
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May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.38
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May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.39
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Pour out your wrath40 on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
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May their place be deserted;41 let there be no one to dwell in their tents.42
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For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.43
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Charge them with crime upon crime;44 do not let them share in your salvation.45
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May they be blotted out of the book of life46 and not be listed with the righteous.47
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But as for me, afflicted and in pain-- may your salvation, God, protect me.48
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I will praise God's name in song49 and glorify him50 with thanksgiving.
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This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves.51
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The poor will see and be glad52-- you who seek God, may your hearts live!53
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The LORD hears the needy54 and does not despise his captive people.
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Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,55
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for God will save Zion56 and rebuild the cities of Judah.57 Then people will settle there and possess it;
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the children of his servants will inherit it,58 and those who love his name will dwell there.59
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