David complaineth of his affliction.
Psalms 69:1 Helpe me (o God) for the waters are come in eue vnto my soule. Psalms 69:2 I sticke fast in the depe myre, where no grounde is: I am come into depe waters, and the floudes wil drowne me. Psalms 69:3 I am weery of crienge, my throte is drye, my sight fayleth me, for waytinge so longe vpon my God. Psalms 69:4 They yt hate me without a cause, are mo then the hayres of my heade: they that are myne enemies & wolde destroye me giltlesse, are mightie: Psalms 69:5 I am fayne to paye the thinges yt I neuer toke. God, thou knowest my symplenesse, and my fautes are not hyd from the. Psalms 69:6 Let not them that trust in the (o LORDE God of hoostes) be ashamed for my cause: let not those yt seke the, be confounded thorow me, o God of Israel. Psalms 69:7 And why? for thy sake do I suffre reprofe, shame couereth my face. Psalms 69:8 I am become a straunger vnto my brethren, and an aleaunt vnto my mothers children. Psalms 69:9 For the zele of thine house hath euen eaten me, and the rebukes of them that rebuked the, is fallen vpon me. Psalms 69:10 I wepte and chastened my self wt fastinge, and that was turned to my reprofe. Psalms 69:11 I put on a sackecloth, and therfore they iested vpon me. Psalms 69:12 They that satt in the gate, spake agaynst me, and the dronckardes made songes vpon me.
He prayeth for deliverance.
Psalms 69:13 But LORDE, I made my prayer vnto the in an acceptable tyme: Psalms 69:14 Heare me (o God) with thy greate mercy & sure helpe. Psalms 69:15 Take me out of the myre, yt I syncke not: Oh let me be delyuered fro the yt hate me, & out of ye depe waters. Psalms 69:16 Lest ye water floude drowne me, that the depe swalowe me not vp, & yt the pitte shut not hir mouth vpon me. Psalms 69:17 Heare me (o LORDE) for thy louynge kyndnesse is confortable: turne the vnto me acordinge vnto yi greate mercy. Psalms 69:18 Hyde not thy face from thy seruaut, for I am in trouble: O haist ye to helpe me. Psalms 69:19 Drawe nye vnto my soule, and saue it: Oh delyuer me because of myne enemies. Psalms 69:20 Thou knowest my reprofe, my shame & my dishonor: my aduersaries are all in thy sight. Psalms 69:21 The rebuke breaketh my hert, & maketh me heuy: I loke for some to haue pitie vpon me, but there is no man: & for some to coforte me, but I fynde none.
He denoteth his enemies with destruction.
Psalms 69:22 They gaue me gall to eate, & whe I was thurstie, they gaue me vyneger to drynke. Psalms 69:23 Let their table be made a snare to take them selues withall, an occasion to fall & a rewarde vnto them. Psalms 69:24 Let their eyes be blynded, that they se not: & euer bowe downe their backes. Psalms 69:25 Poure out thy indignacion vpon them, & let thy wrothfull displeasure take holde of them. Psalms 69:26 Let their habitacion be voyde, & no man to dwell in their tentes. Psalms 69:27 For they persecute him whom thou hast smytten, & besyde thy woundes they haue geuen him moo. Psalms 69:28 Let them fall fro one wickednesse to another, & not come into thy rightuousnesse. Psalms 69:29 Let the be wyped out of ye boke of the lyuinge, & not be written amonge the rightuous.
He praiseth God with thanksgiving.
Psalms 69:30 As for me, I am poore & in heuynesse, let thy helpe defende me, o God. Psalms 69:31 That I maye prayse ye name of God with a songe, & magnifie it with thankesgeuynge. Psalms 69:32 This shal please the LORDE better then a bullocke, that hath hornes & hoffes. Psalms 69:33 O considre this & be glad (ye that be in aduersite) seke after God, & yor soule shal lyue. Psalms 69:34 For the LORDE heareth the poore, & despyset not his presoners. Psalms 69:35 Let heauen & earth praise him, the see & all that moueth therin. Psalms 69:36 For God wil saue Sion, & buylde the cities of Iuda, that men maye dwell there, & haue the in possession. The sede of his seruauntes shal iheret it, & they that loue his name, shal dwell therin.