English Revised Version

Psalms 69

David complaineth of his affliction.

Psalms 69:1 {For the Chief Musician; set to 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 with 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 cut me off, 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 be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts: let not those that seek thee be brought to dishonour through me, 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 reproach 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 When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a proverb unto them. Psalms 69:12 They that sit in the gate talk of me; and [I am] the song of the drunkards.

He prayeth for deliverance.

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, answer 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 overwhelm me, neither let the deep swallow me up; and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. Psalms 69:16 Answer me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: according to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me. Psalms 69:17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in distress; answer me speedily. Psalms 69:18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: ransom me because of mine enemies. Psalms 69:19 Thou knowest 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.

He denoteth his enemies with destruction.

Psalms 69:22 Let their table before them become a snare; and when they are in peace, [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 the fierceness of thine anger overtake them. Psalms 69:25 Let their habitation be desolate; let none dwell in their tents. Psalms 69:26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they tell of the sorrow 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 life, 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.

He praiseth God with thanksgiving.

Psalms 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. Psalms 69:31 And it shall please the LORD better than an ox, [or] a bullock that hath horns and hoofs. Psalms 69:32 The meek have seen it, and are glad: ye that seek after God, let your heart live. Psalms 69:33 For the LORD heareth the needy, and despiseth not his prisoners. Psalms 69:34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. Psalms 69:35 For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; and they shall abide 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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