THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 69 ©
David (likewise the Lord Christ being his type) makes complaint to God about His manifold, heavy sufferings; prays fervently for deliverance; surrenders his obstinate enemies to just destruction, and prays God for the deliverance of His church.
To the 1chief Musician upon 2Shoshannim, A Psalm of David.
SAVE me, O God; for the 3waters are come in unto my soul.
I sink in 4deep mire, 5where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods 6overflow me.
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
They that hate me 7without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would 8destroy me, being mine enemies 9wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that 10which I took not away.
O God, thou knowest my 11foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.
12Let 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.
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
13I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.
Fora the zeal 14of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
When I wept, and chastened my soul 15with fasting, that was to my 16reproach.
I 17made 18sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
They that 19sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the 20song of the 21drunkards.
But as for 22me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in 23an acceptable time: O God, in the 24multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the 25truth of thy salvation.
Deliver me out of the 26mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is 27good: turn unto me according to the 28multitude of thy tender mercies.
And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me 29because of mine enemies.
Thou hast known 30my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all 31before thee.
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.
Theyb gave me also 32gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Letc their 33table become a snare before them: and that which should have been 34for their welfare, let it become a trap.
Let their eyesd be darkened, that they see not; and make their 35loins continually to shake.
Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger 36take hold of them.
Lete their 37habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
For they persecute him whom thou 38hast smitten; and they 39talk to the grief of those 40whom thou hast wounded.
41Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy 42righteousness.
Let them be 43blotted out of the book 44of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
This also shall please the LORD 45better than an 46ox or bullock that hath 47horns and hoofs.
The 48humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his 49prisoners.
Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that 50moveth therein.
For God will save 51Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that 52they may dwell there, and have 53it in possession.
The 54seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.