Psalm 69:2

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

Read Psalm 69:2 Using Other Translations

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.
Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me.

What does Psalm 69:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 69:2

I sink in deep mire, where [there is] no standing
Which signifies not despair of mind, but difficult and distressed circumstances; the Messiah now bearing the filthy sins of his people, and the punishment of them, and so was got into the horrible pit, the mire and clay; (See Gill on Psalms 40:2);

I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me:
as afflictions are often compared to waters in Scripture, Christ's sorrows and sufferings are very aptly signified by deep waters and overflowing floods; and therefore rightly called a baptism, as by himself, ( Luke 12:50 ) , when he was as one immersed in and overwhelmed with water.

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