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Psalm 69

69:1 To the chiefe musician vpon Shoshannim, A Psalme of Dauid. Saue mee, O God, for the waters are come in vnto my soule. 69:2 I sinke in deepe mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deepe waters, where the flouds ouerflow me. 69:3 I am weary of my crying, my throate is dried: mine eyes faile while I waite for my God. 69:4 They that hate mee without a cause, are moe then the haires of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mightie: then I restored that which I tooke not away. 69:5 O God, thou knowest my foolishnesse; and my sinnes are not hidde from thee. 69:6 Let not them that waite on thee, O Lord God of hostes, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seeke thee, be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. 69:7 Because for thy sake I haue borne reproch: shame hath couered my face. 69:8 I am become a stranger vnto my brethren, and an aliant vnto my mothers children. 69:9 For the zeale of thine house hath eaten mee vp; and the reproches of them that reproched thee, are fallen vpon me. 69:10 When I wept, and chastened my soule with fasting, that was to my reproch. 69:11 I made sackecloth also my garment: & I became a prouerbe to them. 69:12 They that sit in the gate, speake against mee; and I was the song of the drunkards. 69:13 But as for mee, my prayer is vnto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercie heare me, in the trueth of thy saluation. 69:14 Deliuer me out of the mire, and let me not sinke: let me bee deliuered from them that hate me, and out of the deepe waters. 69:15 Let not the water flood ouerflow me, neither let the deepe swallow mee vp, and let not the pit shut her mouth vpon me. 69:16 Heare me, O Lord, for thy louing kindnesse is good: turne vnto mee according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. 69:17 And hide not thy face from thy seruant, for I am in trouble: heare me speedily. 69:18 Draw nigh vnto my soule, and redeeme it: deliuer me because of mine enemies. 69:19 Thou hast knowen my reproch and my shame and my dishonor: mine aduersaries are all before thee. 69:20 Reproch hath broken my heart, and I am full of heauines: and I looked for some to take pitie, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. 69:21 They gaue mee also gall for my meat, and in my thirst they gaue mee vineger to drinke. 69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should haue bene for their welfare, let it become a trap. 69:23 Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and make their loines continually to shake. 69:24 Powre out thine indignation vpon them, and let thy wrathfull anger take hold of them. 69:25 Let their habitation be desolate, and let none dwell in their tents. 69:26 For they persecute him who thou hast smitten, and they talke to the griefe of those whom thou hast wounded. 69:27 Adde iniquitie vnto their iniquitie: and let them not come into thy righteousnesse. 69:28 Let them bee blotted out of the booke of the liuing, and not be written with the righteous. 69:29 But I am poore, and sorowfull: let thy saluation (O God) set me vp on high. 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnifie him with thankesgiuing. 69:31 This also shall please the Lord better then an oxe or bullocke that hath hornes and hoofes. 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall liue that seeke good. 69:33 For the Lord heareth the poore, and despiseth not his prisoners. 69:34 Let the heauen and earth praise him, the seas, and euery thing that moueth therein. 69:35 For God will saue Sion, and will build the cities of Iudah, that they may dwell there, and haue it in possession. 69:36 The seede also of his seruants shall inherit it: and they that loue his name shall dwell therein.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain