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Psalm 69 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:1 - To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Psalm of David. Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:2 - I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:3 - I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:4 - More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:5 - O God, thou knowest my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:6 - Let not those who hope in thee be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek thee be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:7 - For it is for thy sake that I have borne reproach, that shame has covered my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:8 - I have become a stranger to my brethren, an alien to my mother's sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:9 - For zeal for thy house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult thee have fallen on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:10 - When I humbled 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 - I am the talk of those who sit in the gate, and the drunkards make songs about me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:13 - But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of thy steadfast love answer me. With thy faithful help
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:14 - rescue me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:15 - Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the pit close its mouth over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:16 - Answer me, O LORD, for thy steadfast love is good; according to thy abundant mercy, turn to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:17 - Hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in distress, make haste to answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:18 - Draw near to me, redeem me, set me free because of my enemies!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:19 - Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame and my dishonor; my foes are all known to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:20 - Insults have broken my heart, so that I am in despair. I looked for pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:21 - They gave me poison for food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:22 - Let their own table before them become a snare; let their sacrificial feasts be a trap.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:23 - Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; and make their loins tremble continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:24 - Pour out thy indignation upon them, and let thy burning anger overtake them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:25 - May their camp be a desolation, let no one dwell in their tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:26 - For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten, and him whom thou hast wounded, they afflict still more.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:27 - Add to them punishment upon punishment; may they have no acquittal from thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:28 - Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; let them not be enrolled among the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:29 - But I am afflicted and in pain; let thy salvation, O God, set me on high!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:30 - I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:31 - This will please the LORD more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:32 - Let the oppressed see it and be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:33 - For the LORD hears the needy, and does not despise his own that are in bonds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:34 - Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:35 - For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah; and his servants shall dwell there and possess it;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:36 - the children of his servants shall inherit it, and those who love his name shall dwell in it.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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