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Psalm 69 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:1 - [fn]For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David. Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:2 - I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:3 - I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:4 - Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:5 - You, God, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:6 - Lord, the LORD Almighty, may those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me; God of Israel, may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:7 - For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:8 - I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother’s children;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:9 - for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:10 - When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:11 - when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:12 - Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:13 - But I pray to you, LORD, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:14 - Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:15 - Do not let the floodwaters engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:16 - Answer me, LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:17 - Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:18 - Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:19 - You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:20 - Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:21 - They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:22 - May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and[fn] a trap.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:23 - May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:24 - Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:25 - May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:26 - For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:27 - Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:28 - May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:29 - But as for me, afflicted and in pain— may your salvation, God, protect me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:30 - I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:31 - This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:32 - The poor will see and be glad— you who seek God, may your hearts live!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:33 - The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:34 - Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:35 - for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:36 - the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 69:1-36 is numbered 69:2-37.
Or snare / and their fellowship become

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