To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. A Psalm of David.
1Save me, O God#GodHebrew: Elohim for the waters are come in unto my soul. 2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I am come into the depths of waters, and the flood overfloweth me. 3I am weary with my crying, my throat is parched; mine eyes fail while I wait for my God#GodHebrew: Elohim 4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away. 5Thou, O God#GodHebrew: Elohim knowest my foolishness, and my trespasses are not hidden from thee. 6Let not them that wait on thee, Lord, Jehovah of hosts, be ashamed through me; let not those that seek thee be confounded through me, O God#GodHebrew: Elohim of Israel. 7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; confusion hath 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 hath devoured me, and the reproaches of them that reproach thee have fallen upon me. 10And I wept, my soul was fasting: that also was to my reproach; -- 11And I made sackcloth my garment: then I became a proverb to them. 12They that sit in the gate talk of me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
13But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, Jehovah, in an acceptable time: O God#GodHebrew: Elohim in the abundance of thy loving-kindness answer me, according to the truth of thy salvation: 14Deliver me out of the mire, let me not sink; let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the depths of waters. 15Let not the flood of waters overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up; and let not the pit shut its mouth upon me. 16Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy loving-kindness is good: according to the abundance of thy tender mercies, turn toward me; 17And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble: answer me speedily. 18Draw nigh unto my soul, be its redeemer; ransom me because of mine enemies. 19Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee. 20Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am overwhelmed: and I looked for sympathy, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. 21Yea, they 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 their very welfare a trap; 23Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not, and make their loins continually to shake. 24Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let the fierceness of thine anger take hold of them. 25Let their habitation be desolate; let there be no dweller in their tents. 26For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten, and they talk for the sorrow of those whom thou hast wounded. 27Add iniquity unto their iniquity, and let them not come into thy righteousness. 28Let them be blotted out of the book of life, and not be written with the righteous. 29But I am afflicted and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God#GodHebrew: Elohim set me secure on high.
30I will praise the name of God#GodHebrew: Elohim with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving; 31And it shall please Jehovah more than an ox, --a bullock with horns and cloven hoofs. 32The meek shall see it, they shall be glad; ye that seek God#GodHebrew: Elohim your heart shall live. 33For Jehovah heareth the needy, and despiseth not his prisoners. 34Let heavens and earth praise him; the seas, and everything that moveth therein. 35For God#GodHebrew: Elohim will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah; and they shall dwell there, and possess it: 36And the seed of his servants shall inherit it, and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
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