Psalm 69
New King James VersionBerean Study Bible
1To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.” [i]A Psalm[/i] of David. Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck.1For the choirmaster. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David. Save me, O God, for the waters are up to my neck.
2I sink in deep mire, Where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, Where the floods overflow me.2I have sunk into the miry depths, where there is no footing; I have drifted into deep waters, where the flood engulfs me.
3I am weary with my crying; My throat is dry; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.3I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
4Those who hate me without a cause Are more than the hairs of my head; They are mighty who would destroy me, Being my enemies wrongfully; Though I have stolen nothing, I still must restore it.4Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs of my head; many are those who would destroy me—my enemies for no reason. Though I did not steal, I must repay.
5O God, You know my foolishness; And my sins are not hidden from You.5You know my folly, O God, and my guilt is not hidden from You.
6Let not those who wait for You, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed because of me; Let not those who seek You be confounded because of me, O God of Israel.6May those who hope in You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of Hosts; may those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel.
7Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Shame has covered my face.7For I have endured scorn for Your sake, and shame has covered my face.
8I have become a stranger to my brothers, And an alien to my mother’s children;8I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother’s sons,
9Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.9because zeal for Your house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult You have fallen on me.
10When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting, That became my reproach.10I wept and fasted, but it brought me reproach.
11I also made sackcloth my garment; I became a byword to them.11I made sackcloth my clothing, and I was sport to them.
12Those who sit in the gate speak against me, And I am the song of the drunkards.12Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of drunkards.
13But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, in the acceptable time; O God, in the multitude of Your mercy, Hear me in the truth of Your salvation.13But my prayer to You, O LORD, is for a time of favor. In Your abundant loving devotion, O God, answer me with Your sure salvation.
14Deliver me out of the mire, And let me not sink; Let me be delivered from those who hate me, And out of the deep waters.14Rescue me from the mire and do not let me sink; deliver me from my foes and out of the deep waters.
15Let not the floodwater overflow me, Nor let the deep swallow me up; And let not the pit shut its mouth on me.15Do not let the floods engulf me or the depths swallow me up; let not the Pit close its mouth over me.
16Hear me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good; Turn to me according to the multitude of Your tender mercies.16Answer me, O LORD, for Your loving devotion is good; turn to me in keeping with Your great compassion.
17And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in trouble; Hear me speedily.17Hide not Your face from Your servant, for I am in distress. Answer me quickly!
18Draw near to my soul, and redeem it; Deliver me because of my enemies.18Draw near to my soul and redeem me; ransom me because of my foes.
19You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor; My adversaries are all before You.19You know my reproach, my shame and disgrace. All my adversaries are before You.
20Reproach has broken my heart, And I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none.20Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found no one.
21They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.21They poisoned my food with gall and gave me vinegar to quench my thirst.
22Let their table become a snare before them, And their well-being a trap.22May their table become a snare; may it be a retribution and a trap.
23Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see; And make their loins shake continually.23May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
24Pour out Your indignation upon them, And let Your wrathful anger take hold of them.24Pour out Your wrath upon them, and let Your burning anger overtake them.
25Let their dwelling place be desolate; Let no one live in their tents.25May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
26For they persecute the ones You have struck, And talk of the grief of those You have wounded.26For they persecute the one You struck and recount the pain of those You wounded.
27Add iniquity to their iniquity, And let them not come into Your righteousness.27Add iniquity to their iniquity; let them not share in Your righteousness.
28Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, And not be written with the righteous.28May they be blotted out of the Book of Life and not listed with the righteous.
29But I am poor and sorrowful; Let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high.29But I am in pain and distress; let Your salvation protect me, O God.
30I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.30I will praise God’s name in song and exalt Him with thanksgiving.
31This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bull, Which has horns and hooves.31And this will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with horns and hooves.
32The humble shall see this and be glad; And you who seek God, your hearts shall live.32The humble will see and rejoice. You who seek God, let your hearts be revived!
33For the LORD hears the poor, And does not despise His prisoners.33For the LORD listens to the needy and does not despise His captive people.
34Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them.34Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them.
35For God will save Zion And build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it.35For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah, that they may dwell there and possess it.
36Also, the descendants of His servants shall inherit it, And those who love His name shall dwell in it.36The descendants of His servants will inherit it, and those who love His name will settle in it.
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Psalm 68
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