Psalm 69 – For the director of music. To [the tune of] “Lilies.” Of David.
Verse 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
Verse 2 I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
Verse 3 I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.
Verse 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.
Verse 5 You know my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you.
Verse 6 May those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me,
O Lord, the LORD Almighty; may those who seek you
not be put to shame because of me, O God of Israel.
Verse 7 For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face.
Verse 8 I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother’s sons;
Verse 9 for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
Verse 10 When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;
Verse 11 when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
Verse 12 Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.
Verse 13 But I pray to you, O LORD, in the time of your favor;
in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation.
Verse 14 Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink;
deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.
Verse 15 Do not let the floodwaters engulf me
or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me.
Verse 16 Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love;
in your great mercy turn to me.
Verse 17 Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
Verse 18 Come near and rescue me; redeem me because of my foes.
Verse 19 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed;
all my enemies are before you.
Verse 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.
Verse 21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
Verse 22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.
Verse 23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
Verse 24 Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
Verse 25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
Verse 26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
Verse 27 Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation.
Verse 28 May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
Verse 29 I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.
Verse 30 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
Verse 31 This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.
Verse 32 The poor will see and be glad—you who seek God, may your hearts live!
Verse 33 The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
Verse 34 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,
Verse 35 for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah.
Then people will settle there and possess it;
Verse 36 the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.
|May 6, 2018||“In the School of Prayer with Jesus and the Psalms” – Psalm 69||Listen||Download|