1 To victory, on the roses of David. God, make thou me safe; for waters have entered unto my soul.
2I am set in the slime of the depth; and there is no substance. I came into the depth of the sea; and the tempest drenched or drowned me [down].
3I travailed crying, my cheeks were made hoarse; mine eyes failed, the while I hope/d into my God.
4They that hated me without cause; were multiplied above the hairs of mine head. Mine enemies that pursued me unjustly were comforted; I paid then for those things, which I ravished not.
5God, thou knowest mine unknow-ing; and my trespasses be not hid from thee.
6Lord, Lord of virtues; they, that abide thee, be not ashamed in me. God of Israel; they, that seek thee, be not shamed on me.
7For I suffered shame for thee; shame covered my face.
8I am made a stranger to my brethren; and a pilgrim to the sons of my mother.
9For the fervent love of thine house ate me; and the shames of men saying shames to thee fell on me.
10And I covered my soul with fasting; and it was made into shame to me.
11And I putted [or put] for my cloth an hair-shirt; and I am made to them into a parable.
12They, that sat in the gate, spake against me; and they, that drank wine, sang of me.
13But Lord, I dress my prayer to thee; God, I abide the time of good pleasance. Hear thou me in the multitude of thy mercy; in the truth of thine health.
14Deliver thou me from the clay, that I be not fast set-in; deliver thou me from them that hate me, and from [the] depths or deepness of waters.
15The tempest of water drench not me [down], neither the depth swallow me; neither the pit make strait his mouth on me.
16Lord, hear thou me, for thy mercy is benign; after the multitude of thy merciful doings behold thou into me.
17And turn not away thy face from thy servant; for I am in tribulation, hear thou me swiftly.
18Give thou attention to my soul, and deliver thou it; for mine enemies, deliver thou me.
19Thou knowest my reproof, and my despising; and my shame. All that trouble me be in thy sight;
20mine heart abode in shame, and wretchedness. And I abode him, that was sorry together with me, and none was; and that should comfort me, and I found not.
21And they gave gall into my meat; and in my thirst they gave to me drink with vinegar.
22The board of them be made before them into a snare; and into yieldings, and into cause of stumbling.
23Their eyes be made dark, that they see not; and ever[more] bow down the back of them.
24Shed [or Pour] out thine ire [or wrath] on them; and the strong vengeance of thine ire take them.
25The habitation of them be made forsaken; and be there none that dwell in the tabernacles of them.
26For they pursued him, whom thou hast smitten; and they added on the sorrow of my wounds.
27Add thou wickedness on the wickedness of them; and enter they not into thy rightwiseness.
28Be they done away from the book of living men; and be they not written with just [or rightwise] men.
29I am poor and sorrowful; God, thine health [or salvation] took me up.
30I shall praise the name of God with song; and I shall magnify him with praising.
31And it shall please God more than a new calf bringing forth horns and claws.
32Poor men see, and be glad; seek ye God, and your soul shall live.
33For the Lord heard poor men; and despised not his bound men.
34Heavens and earth, praise him; the sea, and all creeping beasts in those, praise him.
35For God shall make safe Zion; and the cities of Judah shall be builded. And they shall dwell there; and they shall get it by heritage.
36And the seed of his servants shall have it in possession; and they that love his name, shall dwell therein.