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Psalm 69

Save me, O God :
 for the waters have come up even to my throat.
I sink in the deep mire where no footing is :
 I have come into deep waters and the flood sweeps over me.
I am weary with crying out, my throat is parched :
 my eyes fail with watching so long for my God.
Those that hate me without cause
   are more in number than the hairs of my head :
 those that would destroy me are many,
   they oppose me wrongfully
O God, you know my foolishness :
 and my sins are not hidden from you.
Let not those who wait for you be shamed because of me,
   O Lord God of hosts :
 let not those who seek you be disgraced on my account,
   O God of Israel.
For your sake have I suffered reproach :
 and shame has covered my face.
I have become a stranger to my brothers :
 an alien to my own mother’s sons.
Zeal for your house has eaten me up :
 and the taunts of those who taunt you have fallen on me.
I afflicted myself with fasting :
 and that was turned to my reproach.
I made sackcloth my clothing :
 and I became a byword to them.
Those who sit in the gate talk of me :
 and the drunkards make songs about me.
But to you, Lord, I make my prayer :
 at an acceptable time.
Answer me, O God, in your abundant goodness :
 and with your sure deliverance.
Bring me out of the mire, so that I may not sink :
 let me be delivered from my enemies, and from the deep waters.
Let not the flood overwhelm me or the depths swallow me up :
 let not the Pit shut its mouth upon me.
Hear me, O Lord, as your loving-kindness is good :
 turn to me, as your compassion is great.
Do not hide your face from your servant :
 for I am in trouble O be swift to answer me!
Draw near to me and redeem me :
 O ransom me because of my enemies!
You know all their taunts :
 my adversaries are all in your sight.
Insults have broken my heart :
 my shame and disgrace are past healing.
I looked for someone to have pity on me,
   but there was no man :
 for some to comfort me, but found none.
They gave me poison for food :
 and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink.
[Let their table become a snare :
 and their sacrificial feasts a trap.
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see :
 and make their loins shake continually.
Pour out your wrath upon them :
 and let your fierce anger overtake them.
Let their camp be desolate :
 and let no man dwell in their tents.
For they persecute him whom you have stricken :
 and multiply the pain of him whom you have wounded.
Let them have punishment upon punishment :
 let them not receive your forgiveness.
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living :
 let them not be written down among the righteous.]
As for me, I am poor and in misery :
 O God, let your deliverance lift me up.
And I will praise the name of God in a song :
 and glorify him with thanksgiving.
And that will please the Lord more than an ox :
 more than a bull with horns and cloven hoof.
Consider this, you that are meek, and rejoice :
 seek God, and let your heart be glad.
For the Lord listens to the poor :
 he does not despise his servants in captivity.
Let the heavens and the earth praise him :
 the seas and all that moves in them.
For God will save Zion :
 he will rebuild the cities of Judah.
His people shall live there and possess it,
   the seed of his servants shall inherit it :
 and those who love his name shall dwell in it.

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