Psalm 69

1 Save me, O God:
    for the waters have come up even to my throat.
2 I sink in the deep mire where no footing is:
    I have come into deep waters and the flood sweeps over me.
3 I am weary with crying out, my throat is parched:
    my eyes fail with watching so long for my God.
4 Those that hate me without cause are more in number than the hairs of my head:
    those that would destroy me are many, they oppose me wrongfully- for I must restore things that I never took.
5 O God, you know my foolishness:
    and my sins are not hidden from you.
6 Let not those who wait for you be shamed because of me, O Lord God of hosts:
    let not those who seek you be disgraced on my account, O God of Israel.
7 For your sake have I suffered reproach:
    and shame has covered my face.
8 I have become a stranger to my family:
    an alien to my own mother's children.
9 Zeal for your house has eaten me up:
    and the taunts of those who taunt you have fallen on me.
10 I afflicted myself with fasting:
    and that was turned to my reproach.
11 I made sackcloth my clothing:
    and I became a byword to them.
12 Those who sit in the gate talk of me:
    and the drunkards make songs about me.
13 But to you, Lord, I make my prayer:
    at an acceptable time.
14 Answer me, O God, in your abundant goodness:
    and with your sure deliverance.
15 Bring me out of the mire, so that I may not sink:
    let me be delivered from my enemies, and from the deep waters.
16 Let not the flood overwhelm me or the depths swallow me up:
    let not the Pit shut its mouth upon me.
17 Hear me, O Lord, as your loving-kindness is good:
    turn to me, as your compassion is great.
18 Do not hide your face from your servant:
    for I am in trouble-O be swift to answer me!
19 Draw near to me and redeem me:
    O ransom me because of my enemies !
20 You know all their taunts:
    my adversaries are all in your sight.
21 Insults have broken my heart:
    my shame and disgrace are past healing.
22 I looked for someone to have pity on me, but there was no one:
    for some to comfort me, but found none.
23 They gave me poison for food:
    and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink. [24 Let their table become a snare:
    and their sacrificial feasts a trap.
25 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see:
    and make their loins shake continually.
26 Pour out your wrath upon them:
    and let your fierce anger overtake them.
27 Let their camp be desolate:
    and let no one dwell in their tents.
28 For they persecute where you have stricken:
    and multiply the pain of those whom you have wounded.
29 Let them have punishment upon punishment:
    let them not receive your forgiveness.
30 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living:
    let them not be written down among the righteous.]
31 As for me, I am poor and in misery:
    O God, let your deliverance lift me up.
32 And I will praise the name of God in a song:
    and glorify him with thanksgiving.
33 And that will please the Lord more than an ox:
    more than a bull with horns and cloven hoof.
34 Consider this, you that are meek, and rejoice:
    seek God, and let your heart be glad.
35 For the Lord listens to the poor:
    he does not despise his servants in captivity.
36 Let the heavens and the earth praise him:
    the seas and all that moves in them.
37 For God will save Zion:
    he will rebuild the cities of Judah.
38 His people shall live there and possess it, the seed of his servants shall inherit it:
    and those who love his name shall dwell in it.