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Psalm 69 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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A Cry of Distress and Imprecation on Adversaries.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:1 - For the choir director; according to [fn]Shoshannim. A Psalm of David.
Save me, O God,
For the waters have [fn]threatened my life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:2 - I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters, and a [fn]flood overflows me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:3 - I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched;
My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:4 - Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head;
Those who would [fn]destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies;
What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:5 - O God, it is You who knows my folly,
And my wrongs are not hidden from You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:6 - May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord [fn]GOD of hosts;
May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:7 - Because for Your sake I have borne reproach;
Dishonor has covered my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:8 - I have become estranged [fn]from my brothers
And an alien to my mother’s sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:9 - For zeal for Your house has consumed me,
And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:10 - When I wept in my soul with fasting,
It became my reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:11 - When I made sackcloth my clothing,
I became a byword to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:12 - Those who sit in the gate talk about me,
And I am the [fn]song of the drunkards.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:13 - But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, at an acceptable time;
O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness,
Answer me with [fn]Your saving truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:14 - Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink;
May I be delivered from [fn]my foes and from the [fn]deep waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:15 - May the [fn]flood of water not overflow me
Nor the deep swallow me up,
Nor the pit shut its mouth on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:16 - Answer me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good;
According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:17 - And do not hide Your face from Your servant,
For I am in distress; answer me quickly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:18 - Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it;
Ransom me because of my enemies!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:19 - You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor;
All my adversaries are [fn]before You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:20 - Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick.
And I looked for sympathy, but there was none,
And for comforters, but I found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:21 - They also gave me [fn]gall [fn]for my food
And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:22 - May their table before them become a snare;
And [fn]when they are in peace, may it become a trap.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:23 - May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see,
And make their loins shake continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:24 - Pour out Your indignation on them,
And may Your burning anger overtake them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:25 - May their [fn]camp be desolate;
May none dwell in their tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:26 - For they have persecuted him whom You Yourself have smitten,
And they tell of the pain of those whom You have [fn]wounded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:27 - Add iniquity to their iniquity,
And may they not come into Your righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:28 - May they be blotted out of the book of life
And may they not be [fn]recorded with the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:29 - But I am afflicted and in pain;
[fn]May Your salvation, O God, set me securely on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:30 - I will praise the name of God with song
And magnify Him with thanksgiving.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:31 - And it will please the LORD better than an ox
Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:32 - The humble [fn]have seen it and are glad;
You who seek God, let your heart [fn]revive.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:33 - For the LORD hears the needy
And does not despise His who are prisoners.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:34 - Let heaven and earth praise Him,
The seas and everything that moves in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:35 - For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah,
That they may dwell there and possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:36 - The [fn]descendants of His servants will inherit it,
And those who love His name will dwell in it.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, possibly Lilies
Literally: come to the soul
Literally: flowing stream
Or, silence
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Literally: to
Literally: songs
Or, the faithfulness of Your salvation
Literally: those who hate me
Literally: deep places of water
Literally: stream
Or, known to You
Or, poison
Or, in
Literally: for those who are secure
Literally: encampment
Literally: pierced
Literally: written
Or, Your salvation, O God, will set...
Some mss and ancient versions read will see
Or, live
Literally: seed

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