Save Me, O God
To the choirmaster: according to #Ps. 45, titleLilies. Of David.
1Save me, O God!
For #ver. 14, 15; See Ps. 32:6; 130:1; Job 22:11the waters have come up to my neck.#69:1 Or waters threaten my life
2I sink in deep #ver. 14; Ps. 40:2 mire,
where there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters,
and the flood #Ps. 124:4sweeps over me.
Ps. 6:6 I am weary with my crying out;
# [Ps. 22:15] my throat is parched.
Ps. 119:82, 123; Deut. 28:32; Isa. 38:14 My eyes grow dim
with #See Ps. 31:24waiting for my God.
Ps. 40:12 More in number than the hairs of my head
are #Cited John 15:25 those who hate me #[Ps. 35:7; 59:3, 4; 109:3; 119:161] without cause;
mighty are those who would destroy me,
Ps. 35:19; 38:19 those who attack me with lies.
What I did not steal
must I now restore?
5O God, you know my folly;
the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.
6Let not those who hope in you #See Ps. 25:2be put to shame through me,
O Lord God of hosts;
let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me,
O God of Israel.
7For it is #Jer. 15:15; [Ps. 44:22]for your sake that I have borne reproach,
that dishonor has covered my face.
8I have become #[Ps. 31:11; 38:11; Job 19:13; John 1:11]a stranger to my brothers,
an alien to my mother’s sons.
9For #Cited John 2:17; [Ps. 119:139]; See Ps. 132:1-5 zeal for your house has consumed me,
and #Cited Rom. 15:3; [Ps. 89:41, 50]the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.
10When I wept and humbled#69:10 Hebrew lacks and humbled my soul with fasting,
it became my reproach.
11When I made #See Ps. 35:13 sackcloth my clothing,
I became #See Job 17:6a byword to them.
12I am the talk of those who #[Gen. 19:1; Esth. 2:19] sit in the gate,
and the drunkards make #See Job 30:9songs about me.
13But as for me, my #Ps. 109:4 prayer is to you, O Lord.
At #Isa. 49:8; 2 Cor. 6:2; [Ps. 32:6]an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
from sinking in #ver. 2 the mire;
Ps. 144:7 let me be delivered from my enemies
and from #ver. 1, 2the deep waters.
15Let not the flood sweep over me,
or the deep swallow me up,
or #Ps. 55:23 the pit close #Num. 16:33its mouth over me.
16Answer me, O Lord, for your #Ps. 63:3; 109:21 steadfast love is good;
according to your abundant #Ps. 106:45 mercy, #See Ps. 25:16turn to me.
17 # See Ps. 27:9 Hide not your face from your servant,
# See Ps. 18:6 for I am in distress; #Ps. 102:2; 143:7make haste to answer me.
18Draw near to my soul, redeem me;
ransom me because of my enemies!
19You know my #ver. 10, 11; [Heb. 12:2]; See Ps. 22:6reproach,
and my shame and my dishonor;
my foes are all known to you.
20 # [See ver. 19 above] Reproaches have broken my heart,
so that I am in #[Matt. 26:37] despair.
I #Ps. 142:4; [Isa. 63:5] looked for #Jer. 15:5 pity, but there was none,
and for #Job 16:2comforters, but I found none.
21They gave me #Deut. 29:18; Matt. 27:34 poison for food,
and for my thirst they gave me #Matt. 27:48; Luke 23:36; John 19:29; [Mark 15:23]sour wine to drink.
22 # Cited Rom. 11:9, 10; See Ps. 35:4-8; 109:6-15 Let their own #Ps. 23:5 table before them become a snare;
# [1 Thess. 5:3] and when they are at peace, let it become a trap.#69:22 Hebrew; a slight revocalization yields (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome) a snare, and retribution and a trap
Isa. 6:10; [Matt. 13:14] Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see,
Dan. 5:6; Nah. 2:10 and make their loins tremble continually.
24Pour out your indignation upon them,
and let your burning anger overtake them.
25 # Cited Acts 1:20; [Matt. 23:38; Luke 13:35] May their camp be a desolation;
let no one dwell in their tents.
26For they #[Zech. 1:15] persecute him whom #Isa. 53:4 you have struck down,
and they recount the pain of #[Job 19:21]those you have wounded.
Add to them punishment upon punishment;
may they have no acquittal from you.#69:27 Hebrew may they not come into your righteousness
28Let them be #Ex. 32:32; Rev. 3:5; [Phil. 4:3] blotted out of the book of the living;
let them not be #[Ezek. 13:9; Luke 10:20; Heb. 12:23]enrolled among the righteous.
29But I am afflicted and in pain;
let your salvation, O God, #Ps. 20:1set me on high!
30I will #Ps. 28:7 praise the name of God with a song;
I will #See Ps. 34:3 magnify him with #See Ps. 50:14, 23thanksgiving.
31This will #Ps. 50:13 please the Lord more than an ox
or a bull #Lev. 11:3with horns and hoofs.
32When #Ps. 22:26; 34:2the humble see it they will be glad;
you who seek God, #Ps. 22:26; 34:2let your hearts revive.
33For the Lord hears the needy
and #[Ps. 68:6]does not despise his own people who are prisoners.
34Let #Ps. 96:11; 98:7; Isa. 44:23; 49:13; See Ps. 148:1-12heaven and earth praise him,
the seas and everything that moves in them.
35For #See Ps. 51:18; [Isa. 44:26]God will save Zion
and build up the cities of Judah,
and people shall dwell there and possess it;
Ps. 102:28; Isa. 65:9; [Ps. 37:29] the offspring of his servants shall inherit it,
and those who love his name shall dwell in it.