David complaineth of his affliction.
Psalms 69:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed; for David. Save me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul. Psalms 69:2 I stick fast in the mire of the deep and there is no sure standing. I am come into the depth of the sea, and a tempest hath overwhelmed me. Psalms 69:3 I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse, my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God. Psalms 69:4 They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me without cause. My enemies are grown strong who have wrongfully persecuted me: then did I pay that which I took not away. Psalms 69:5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my offences are not hidden from thee: Psalms 69:6 Let not them be ashamed for me, who look for thee, O Lord, the Lord of hosts. Let them not be confounded on my account, who seek thee, 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 to my brethren, and an alien to the sons of my mother. Psalms 69:9 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. Psalms 69:10 And I covered my soul in fasting: and it was made a reproach to me. Psalms 69:11 And I made haircloth my garment: and I became a byword to them. Psalms 69:12 They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank wine made me their song.
He prayeth for deliverance.
Psalms 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy good pleasure, O God. In the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. Psalms 69:14 Draw me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast: deliver me from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. Psalms 69:15 Let not the tempest of water drown me, nor the deep water swallow me up: and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. Psalms 69:16 Hear me, O Lord, for thy mercy is kind; look upon me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. Psalms 69:17 And turn not away thy face from thy servant: for I am in trouble, hear me speedily. Psalms 69:18 Attend to my soul, and deliver it: save me because of my enemies. Psalms 69:19 Thou knowest my reproach, and my confusion, and my shame. Psalms 69:20 In thy sight are all they that afflict me; my heart hath expected reproach and misery. And I looked for one that would grieve together with me, but there was none: and for one that would comfort me, and I found none. Psalms 69:21 And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
He denoteth his enemies with destruction.
Psalms 69:22 Let their table become as a snare before them, and a recompense, and a stumblingblock. Psalms 69:23 Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and their back bend thou down always. Psalms 69:24 Pour out thy indignation upon them: and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them. Psalms 69:25 Let their habitation be made desolate: and let there be none to dwell in their tabernacles. Psalms 69:26 Because they have persecuted him whom thou hast smitten; and they have added to the grief of my wounds. Psalms 69:27 Add thou iniquity upon their iniquity: and let them not come into thy justice. Psalms 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; and with the just let them not be written. Psalms 69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful: thy salvation, O God, hath set me up.
He praiseth God with thanksgiving.
Psalms 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a canticle: and I will magnify him with praise. Psalms 69:31 And it shall please God better than a young calf, that bringeth forth horns and hoofs. Psalms 69:32 Let the poor see and rejoice: seek ye God, and your soul shall live. Psalms 69:33 For the Lord hath heard the poor: and hath not despised his prisoners. Psalms 69:34 Let the heavens and the earth praise him; the sea, and every thing that creepeth therein. Psalms 69:35 For God will save Sion, and the cities of Juda shall be built up. And they shall dwell there, and acquire it by inheritance. Psalms 69:36 And the seed of his servants shall possess it; and they that love his name shall dwell therein.