69:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, [A Psalm] of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to [my] soul. 69:2 I sink in deep mire, where [there is] no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God. 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, [being] my enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored [that] which I took not away. 69:5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. 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. 69:7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face. 69:8 I am become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to my mother's children. 69:9 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee have fallen upon me. 69:10 When I wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. 69:11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them. 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I [was] the song of the drunkards. 69:13 But as for me, my prayer [is] to thee, O LORD, [in] an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. 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. 69:15 Let not the water-flood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. 69:16 Hear me, O LORD; for thy loving-kindness [is] good: turn to me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. 69:17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. 69:18 Draw nigh to my soul, [and] redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies. 69:19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: my adversaries [are] all before thee. 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. 69:21 They gave me also gall for my food; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. 69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and [that which should have been] for [their] welfare, [let it become] a trap. 69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake. 69:24 Pour out thy indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them. 69:25 Let their habitation be desolate; [and] let none dwell in their tents. 69:26 For they persecute [him] whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded. 69:27 Add iniquity to their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness. 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous. 69:29 But I [am] poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. 69:31 [This] also shall please the LORD better than an ox [or] bullock that hath horns and hoofs. 69:32 The humble shall see [this], [and] be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God. 69:33 For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners. 69:34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. 69:35 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession. 69:36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.