Psalms 69
1Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.2I sink in deep mire where there is no standing; I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.3I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; my eyes fail while I wait for my God.4Those that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; those that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty; then I restored that which I did not take away.5O God, thou knowest my foolishness, and my guiltiness is not hid from thee.6Do not let those that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of the hosts, be ashamed for my sake; do not let those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face.8I am become a stranger unto my brethren and an alien unto my mother’s sons.9For the zeal of thy house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those that reproached thee are fallen upon me.10When I wept with fasting of my soul, thou hast been a reproach unto me.11I made sackcloth also my garment, and I became a proverb to them.12They that sat in the gate spoke against me, and I was the song of the drunkards.
13But I corrected my prayer unto thee, O Lord, in the time of thy good pleasure; O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy saving health.14Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not drown; let me be delivered from those that hate me and out of the deep waters.15Let not the violent force of the waters overcome me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.16Hear me, O Lord, for thy mercy is perceptible, look upon me according to the multitude of thy acts of compassion17And hide not thy face from thy slave, for I am in trouble; hear me speedily.18Draw near unto my soul and redeem it; deliver me because of my enemies.19Thou hast known my reproach and my shame and my dishonour; my adversaries are all before thee.20Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness, and I looked for some to take pity, but there was no one, and for comforters, but I found none.21They also gave me gall for my food; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
22Let their table become a snare before them, and that which should have been for their prosperity, let it become a stumbling block.23Let their eyes be darkened that they see not and make their loins continually to shake.24Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.25Let their palace be desolate, and let no one dwell in their tents.26For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten, and they boast that thou hast slain their enemies.27Add iniquity unto their iniquity, and let them not come into thy righteousness.28Let them be blotted out of the book of the living and not be written with the righteous.29But I am poor and sorrowful; let thy saving health, O God, set me up on high.
30I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify him with praises.31This also shall please the Lord better than the sacrifice of an ox or bullock that struggles with horns and hoofs.32The humble shall see this and be glad; seek God and thy heart shall live.33For the Lord hears the destitute and does not despise his prisoners.34Let the heavens and the earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moves in them.35For God will protect Zion and will rebuild the cities of Judah; they shall dwell there and inherit it.36The seed of his slaves shall inherit it, and those that love his name shall dwell therein.