Psalms
Chapter 69





Psalms 69:1

To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, [A Psalm] of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto [my] soul.

Psalms 69:2

I sink in deep mire, where [there is] no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Psalms 69:3

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Psalms 69:4

They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, [being] mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored [that] which I took not away.

Psalms 69:5

O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

Psalms 69:6

Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

Psalms 69:7

Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

Psalms 69:8

I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

Psalms 69:9

For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

Psalms 69:10

When I wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

Psalms 69:11

I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

Psalms 69:12

They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I [was] the song of the drunkards.

Psalms 69:13

But as for me, my prayer [is] unto thee, O LORD, [in] an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

Psalms 69:14

Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Psalms 69:15

Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

Psalms 69:16

Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness [is] good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

Psalms 69:17

And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

Psalms 69:18

Draw nigh unto my soul, [and] redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

Psalms 69:19

Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries [are] all before thee.

Psalms 69:20

Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked [for some] to take pity, but [there was] none; and for comforters, but I found none.

Psalms 69:21

They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Psalms 69:22

Let their table become a snare before them: and [that which should have been] for [their] welfare, [let it become] a trap.

Psalms 69:23

Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

Psalms 69:24

Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

Psalms 69:25

Let their habitation be desolate; [and] let none dwell in their tents.

Psalms 69:26

For they persecute [him] whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

Psalms 69:27

Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

Psalms 69:28

Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Psalms 69:29

But I [am] poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Psalms 69:30

I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalms 69:31

[This] also shall please the LORD better than an ox [or] bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

Psalms 69:32

The humble shall see [this, and] be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

Psalms 69:33

For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

Psalms 69:34

Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

Psalms 69:35

For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

Psalms 69:36

The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.