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Psalm 69 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:1 - To the Overseer. -- 'On the Lilies,' by David. Save me, O God, for come have waters unto the soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:2 - I have sunk in deep mire, And there is no standing, I have come into the depths of the waters, And a flood hath overflown me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:3 - I have been wearied with my calling, Burnt hath been my throat, Consumed have been mine eyes, waiting for my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:4 - Those hating me without cause Have been more than the hairs of my head, Mighty have been my destroyers, My lying enemies, That which I took not away -- I bring back.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:5 - O God, Thou -- Thou hast known Concerning my overturn, And my desolations from Thee have not been hid.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:6 - Let not those waiting on Thee be ashamed because of me, O Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, Let not those seeking Thee Blush because of me, O God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:7 - For because of Thee I have borne reproach, Shame hath covered my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:8 - A stranger I have been to my brother, And a foreigner to sons of my mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:9 - For zeal for Thy house hath consumed me, And the reproaches of Thy reproachers Have fallen upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:10 - And I weep in the fasting of my soul, And it is for a reproach to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:11 - And I make my clothing sackcloth, And I am to them for a simile.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:12 - Those sitting at the gate meditate concerning me, And those drinking strong drink, Play on instruments.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:13 - And I -- my prayer is to Thee, O Jehovah, A time of good pleasure, O God, In the abundance of Thy kindness, Answer me in the truth of Thy salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:14 - Deliver me from the mire, and let me not sink, Let me be delivered from those hating me, And from deep places of waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:15 - Let not a flood of waters overflow me, Nor let the deep swallow me up, Nor let the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:16 - Answer me, O Jehovah, for good is Thy kindness, According to the abundance Of Thy mercies turn Thou unto me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:17 - And hide not Thy face from Thy servant, For I am in distress -- haste, answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:18 - Be near unto my soul -- redeem it, Because of mine enemies ransom me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:19 - Thou -- Thou hast known my reproach, And my shame, and my blushing, Before Thee are all mine adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:20 - Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am sick, And I look for a bemoaner, and there is none, And for comforters, and I have found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:21 - And they give for my food gall, And for my thirst cause me to drink vinegar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:22 - Their table before them is for a snare, And for a recompence -- for a trap.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:23 - Darkened are their eyes from seeing, And their loins continually shake Thou.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:24 - Pour upon them Thine indignation, And the fierceness of Thine anger doth seize them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:25 - Their tower is desolated, In their tents there is no dweller.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:26 - For they have pursued him Thou hast smitten, And recount of the pain of Thy pierced ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:27 - Give punishment for their iniquity, And they enter not into Thy righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:28 - They are blotted out of the book of life, And with the righteous are not written.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:29 - And I am afflicted and pained, Thy salvation, O God, doth set me on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:30 - I praise the name of God with a song, And I magnify Him with thanksgiving,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:31 - And it is better to Jehovah than an ox, A bullock -- horned -- hoofed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:32 - The humble have seen -- they rejoice, Ye who seek God -- and your heart liveth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:33 - For Jehovah hearkeneth unto the needy, And His bound ones He hath not despised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:34 - The heavens and earth do praise Him, Seas, and every moving thing in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:35 - For God doth save Zion, And doth build the cities of Judah, And they have dwelt there, and possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:36 - And the seed of His servants inherit it, And those loving His name dwell in it!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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