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Psalms 69

Psalms 69:1  
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

Psalms 69:2  
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Psalms 69:3  
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Psalms 69:4  
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

Psalms 69:5  
O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

Psalms 69:6  
Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

Psalms 69:7  
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

Psalms 69:8  
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

Psalms 69:9  
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

Psalms 69:10  
When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

Psalms 69:11  
I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

Psalms 69:12  
They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

Psalms 69:13  
But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

Psalms 69:14  
Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Psalms 69:15  
Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

Psalms 69:16  
Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

Psalms 69:17  
And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

Psalms 69:18  
Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

Psalms 69:19  
Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.

Psalms 69:20  
Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

Psalms 69:21  
They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Psalms 69:22  
Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

Psalms 69:23  
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

Psalms 69:24  
Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

Psalms 69:25  
Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

Psalms 69:26  
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

Psalms 69:27  
Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

Psalms 69:28  
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Psalms 69:29  
But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Psalms 69:30  
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalms 69:31  
This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

Psalms 69:32  
The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

Psalms 69:33  
For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

Psalms 69:34  
Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

Psalms 69:35  
For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

Psalms 69:36  
The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.


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