A Plea for Rescue
For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” # Possibly a tune; Pss 45; 60; 80 Davidic.
1Save me, God,
for the water has risen to my neck. #Jb 22:11Ps 32:6Jnh 2:5
2I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing;
I have come into deep waters,
and a flood sweeps over me. #Ps 40:2|NoBook| 124:4Jnh 2:3
3I am weary from my crying;
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God. #Ps 6:6|NoBook| 38:10|NoBook| 119:82
4Those who hate me without cause
are more numerous than the hairs of my head;
my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me,
are powerful. #Ps 38:19
Though I did not steal, I must repay. #Lv 6:2-5Ps 35:19Jn 15:25
5God, You know my foolishness,
and my guilty acts are not hidden from You. #Ps 38:5|NoBook| 44:21
6Do not let those who put their hope in You
be disgraced because of me,
Lord God of Hosts;
do not let those who seek You
be humiliated because of me,
God of Israel. #Ps 25:2-3
7For I have endured insults because of You,
and shame has covered my face. #Ps 44:15Is 50:6Jr 51:51
8I have become a stranger to my brothers
and a foreigner to my mother’s sons #Jb 19:13-14Ps 31:11|NoBook| 38:11
9because zeal for Your house has consumed me, #Jn 2:17
and the insults of those who insult You
have fallen on me. #Ps 89:50Rm 15:3
10I mourned and fasted,
but it brought me insults. #Ps 35:13109:24-25
11I wore sackcloth as my clothing,
and I was a joke to them.
12Those who sit at the city gate talk about me,
and drunkards make up songs about me. #Jb 17:6|NoBook| 30:9Ps 44:14Jr 24:9
13But as for me, Lord,
my prayer to You is for a time of favor.
In Your abundant, faithful love, God,
answer me with Your sure salvation. #Ps 109:4Is 49:82Co 6:2
14Rescue me from the miry mud; don’t let me sink.
Let me be rescued from those who hate me
and from the deep waters. #Ps 144:7
15Don’t let the floodwaters sweep over me
or the deep swallow me up;
don’t let the Pit close its mouth over me. #Nm 16:33Ps 55:23
16Answer me, Lord,
for Your faithful love is good;
in keeping with Your great compassion,
turn to me. #Ps 25:16|NoBook| 109:21
17Don’t hide Your face from Your servant,
for I am in distress.
Answer me quickly! #Ps 27:9|NoBook| 102:2
18Draw near to me and redeem me;
ransom me because of my enemies. #Ps 119:134
19You know the insults I endure —
my shame and disgrace.
You are aware of all my adversaries. #Jr 15:15
20Insults have broken my heart,
and I am in despair.
I waited for sympathy,
but there was none;
for comforters, but found no one. #Ps 142:4Is 63:5
21Instead, they gave me gall # A bitter substance for my food,
and for my thirst
they gave me vinegar to drink. #Mt 27:34Jn 19:29
22Let their table set before them be a snare,
and let it be a trap for their allies. #Ps 35:4-8Rm 11:9-101Th 5:3
23Let their eyes grow too dim to see,
and let their loins continually shake. #Is 6:10Ezk 29:7Dn 5:6
24Pour out Your rage on them,
and let Your burning anger overtake them. #Ps 79:6Ezk 21:31Zph 3:8
25Make their fortification desolate;
may no one live in their tents. #Mt 23:38Lk 13:35Ac 1:20
26For they persecute the one You struck
and talk about the pain of those You wounded. #2Ch 28:9Is 53:4Zch 1:15
27Add guilt to their guilt;
do not let them share in Your righteousness. #Neh 4:5Ps 109:14
28Let them be erased from the book of life
and not be recorded with the righteous. #Ex 32:32Dn 12:1Rv 3:5
29But as for me — poor and in pain —
let Your salvation protect me, God. #Ps 20:1|NoBook| 70:5
30I will praise God’s name with song
and exalt Him with thanksgiving. #Ps 100:4|NoBook| 107:22
31That will please Yahweh more than an ox,
more than a bull with horns and hooves. #Ps 50:13-14|NoBook| 51:16
32The humble will see it and rejoice.
You who seek God, take heart! #Ps 22:26|NoBook| 34:2
33For the Lord listens to the needy
and does not despise
His own who are prisoners. #Ps 12:5|NoBook| 68:6|NoBook| 146:7
34Let heaven and earth praise Him,
the seas and everything that moves in them, #Ps 96:11Is 44:23|NoBook| 49:13
35for God will save Zion
and build up # Or and rebuild the cities of Judah.
They will live there and possess it. #Ps 147:2Is 44:26
36The descendants of His servants will inherit it,
and those who love His name will live in it. #Ps 102:28Is 65:9
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