Psalm 69
Douay-Rheims Bible

The Waters Have Come Up to My Neck!

(Matthew 27:32-44; Mark 15:21-32; Luke 23:26-43; John 19:16-27)

1{68:1}Unto the end, for them that shall be changed; for David. [2] Save me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul.

2{68:3}I stick fast in the mire of the deep and there is no sure standing. I am come into the depth of the sea, and a tempest hath overwhelmed me.

3{68:4}I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse, my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God.

4{68:5}They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me without cause. My enemies are grown strong who have wrongfully persecuted me: then did I pay that which I took not away.

5{68:6}O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my offences are not hidden from thee:

6{68:7}Let not them be ashamed for me, who look for thee, O Lord, the Lord of hosts. Let them not be confounded on my account, who seek thee, O God of Israel.

7{68:8}Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

8{68:9}I am become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to the sons of my mother.

9{68:10}For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

10{68:11}And I covered my soul in fasting: and it was made a reproach to me.

11{68:12}And I made haircloth my garment: and I became a byword to them.

12{68:13}They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank wine made me their song.

13{68:14}But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy good pleasure, O God. In the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

14{68:15}Draw me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast: deliver me from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

15{68:16}Let not the tempest of water drown me, nor the deep water swallow me up: and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

16{68:17}Hear me, O Lord, for thy mercy is kind; look upon me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

17{68:18}And turn not away thy face from thy servant: for I am in trouble, hear me speedily.

18{68:19}Attend to my soul, and deliver it: save me because of my enemies.

19{68:20}Thou knowest my reproach, and my confusion, and my shame.

20{68:21}In thy sight are all they that afflict me; my heart hath expected reproach and misery. And I looked for one that would grieve together with me, but there was none: and for one that would comfort me, and I found none.

21{68:22}And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

22{68:23}Let their table become as a snare before them, and a recompense, and a stumblingblock.

23{68:24}Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and their back bend thou down always.

24{68:25}Pour out thy indignation upon them: and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

25{68:26}Let their habitation be made desolate: and let there be none to dwell in their tabernacles.

26{68:27}Because they have persecuted him whom thou hast smitten; and they have added to the grief of my wounds.

27{68:28}Add thou iniquity upon their iniquity: and let them not come into thy justice.

28{68:29}Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; and with the just let them not be written.

29{68:30}But I am poor and sorrowful: thy salvation, O God, hath set me up.

30{68:31}I will praise the name of God with a canticle: and I will magnify him with praise.

31{68:32}And it shall please God better than a young calf, that bringeth forth horns and hoofs.

32{68:33}Let the poor see and rejoice: seek ye God, and your soul shall live.

33{68:34}For the Lord hath heard the poor: and hath not despised his prisoners.

34{68:35}Let the heavens and the earth praise him; the sea, and every thing that creepeth therein.

35{68:36}For God will save Sion, and the cities of Juda shall be built up. And they shall dwell there, and acquire it by inheritance.

36{68:37}And the seed of his servants shall possess it; and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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