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Psalm 69 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Plea for Rescue

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” Of David.

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Save me, God,

for the water has risen to my neck.

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I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing;

I have come into deep water,

and a flood sweeps over me.

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I am weary from my crying;

my throat is parched.

My eyes fail, looking for my God.

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Those who hate me without cause

are more numerous than the hairs of my head;

my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me,

are powerful.

Though I did not steal, I must repay.

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God, you know my foolishness,

and my guilty acts are not hidden from you.

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Do not let those who put their hope in you

be disgraced because of me,

Lord GOD of Armies;

do not let those who seek you

be humiliated because of me,

God of Israel.

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For I have endured insults because of you,

and shame has covered my face.

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I have become a stranger to my brothers

and a foreigner to my mother’s sons

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because zeal for your house has consumed me,

and the insults of those who insult you

have fallen on me.

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I mourned and fasted,

but it brought me insults.

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I wore sackcloth as my clothing,

and I was a joke to them.

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Those who sit at the city gate talk about me,

and drunkards make up songs about me.

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But as for me, LORD,

my prayer to you is for a time of favor.

In your abundant, faithful love, God,

answer me with your sure salvation.

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Rescue me from the miry mud; don’t let me sink.

Let me be rescued from those who hate me

and from the deep water.

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Don’t let the floodwaters sweep over me

or the deep swallow me up;

don’t let the Pit close its mouth over me.

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Answer me, LORD,

for your faithful love is good.

In keeping with your abundant compassion,

turn to me.

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Don’t hide your face from your servant,

for I am in distress.

Answer me quickly!

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Come near to me and redeem me;

ransom me because of my enemies.

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You know the insults I endure —

my shame and disgrace.

You are aware of all my adversaries.

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Insults have broken my heart,

and I am in despair.

I waited for sympathy,

but there was none;

for comforters, but found no one.

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Instead, they gave me gall for my food,

and for my thirst

they gave me vinegar to drink.

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Let their table set before them be a snare,

and let it be a trap for their allies.

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Let their eyes grow too dim to see,

and let their hips continually quake.

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Pour out your rage on them,

and let your burning anger overtake them.

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Make their fortification desolate;

may no one live in their tents.

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For they persecute the one you struck

and talk about the pain of those you wounded.

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Charge them with crime on top of crime;

do not let them share in your righteousness.

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Let them be erased from the book of life

and not be recorded with the righteous.

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But as for me ​— ​poor and in pain —

let your salvation protect me, God.

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I will praise God’s name with song

and exalt him with thanksgiving.

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That will please the LORD more than an ox,

more than a bull with horns and hooves.

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The humble will see it and rejoice.

You who seek God, take heart!

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For the LORD listens to the needy

and does not despise

his own who are prisoners.

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Let heaven and earth praise him,

the seas and everything that moves in them,

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for God will save Zion

and build up[fn] the cities of Judah.

They will live there and possess it.

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The descendants of his servants will inherit it,

and those who love his name will live in it.

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