Psalm 69
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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 music director; according to the tune of "Lilies;" by David. Deliver me, O God, for the water has reached my neck.
2I sink in deep mire, Where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, Where the floods overflow me.2I sink into the deep mire where there is no solid ground; I am in deep water, and the current overpowers me.
3I am weary with my crying; My throat is dry; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.3I am exhausted from shouting for help; my throat is sore; my eyes grow tired of 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 are more numerous than the hairs of my head. Those who want to destroy me, my enemies for no reason, outnumber me. They make me repay what I did not steal!
5O God, You know my foolishness; And my sins are not hidden from You.5O God, you are aware of my foolish sins; 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.6Let none who rely on you be disgraced because of me, O sovereign LORD and king! Let none who seek you be ashamed because of me, O God of Israel!
7Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Shame has covered my face.7For I suffer humiliation for your sake and am thoroughly disgraced.
8I have become a stranger to my brothers, And an alien to my mother’s children;8My own brothers treat me like a stranger; they act as if I were a foreigner.
9Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.9Certainly zeal for your house consumes me; I endure the insults of those who insult you.
10When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting, That became my reproach.10I weep and refrain from eating food, which causes others to insult me.
11I also made sackcloth my garment; I became a byword to them.11I wear sackcloth and they ridicule me.
12Those who sit in the gate speak against me, And I am the song of the drunkards.12Those who sit at the city gate gossip about me; drunkards mock me in their songs.
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.13O LORD, may you hear my prayer and be favorably disposed to me! O God, because of your great loyal love, answer me with your faithful deliverance!
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 mud! Don't let me sink! Deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep water!
15Let not the floodwater overflow me, Nor let the deep swallow me up; And let not the pit shut its mouth on me.15Don't let the current overpower me! Don't let the deep swallow me up! Don't let the pit devour 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 loyal love is good! Because of your great compassion, turn toward me!
17And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in trouble; Hear me speedily.17Do not ignore your servant, for I am in trouble! Answer me right away!
18Draw near to my soul, and redeem it; Deliver me because of my enemies.18Come near me and redeem me! Because of my enemies, rescue me!
19You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor; My adversaries are all before You.19You know how I am insulted, humiliated and disgraced; you can see all my enemies.
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.20Their insults are painful and make me lose heart; I look for sympathy, but receive none, for comforters, but find none.
21They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.21They put bitter poison into my food, and to quench my thirst they give me vinegar to drink.
22Let their table become a snare before them, And their well-being a trap.22May their dining table become a trap before them! May it be a snare for that group of friends!
23Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see; And make their loins shake continually.23May their eyes be blinded! Make them shake violently!
24Pour out Your indignation upon them, And let Your wrathful anger take hold of them.24Pour out your judgment on them! May your raging anger overtake them!
25Let their dwelling place be desolate; Let no one live in their tents.25May their camp become desolate, their tents uninhabited!
26For they persecute the ones You have struck, And talk of the grief of those You have wounded.26For they harass the one whom you discipline; they spread the news about the suffering of those whom you punish.
27Add iniquity to their iniquity, And let them not come into Your righteousness.27Hold them accountable for all their sins! Do not vindicate them!
28Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, And not be written with the righteous.28May their names be deleted from the scroll of the living! Do not let their names be listed with the godly!
29But I am poor and sorrowful; Let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high.29I am oppressed and suffering! O God, deliver and protect me!
30I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.30I will sing praises to God's name! I will magnify him as I give him thanks!
31This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bull, Which has horns and hooves.31That will please the LORD more than an ox or a bull with horns and hooves.
32The humble shall see this and be glad; And you who seek God, your hearts shall live.32The oppressed look on--let them rejoice! You who seek God, may you be encouraged!
33For the LORD hears the poor, And does not despise His prisoners.33For the LORD listens to the needy; he does not despise his captive people.
34Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them.34Let the heavens and the earth praise him, along with the seas and everything that swims in them!
35For God will save Zion And build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it.35For God will deliver Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah, and his people will again live in them and possess Zion.
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 are loyal to him will live in it.
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Psalm 68
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