David complaineth of his affliction.
Psalms 69:1 To the Overseer.'On the Lilies,' by David. Save me, O God, for come have waters unto the soul. Psalms 69:2 I have sunk in deep mire, And there is no standing, I have come into the depths of the waters, And a flood hath overflown me. Psalms 69:3 I have been wearied with my calling, Burnt hath been my throat, Consumed have been mine eyes, waiting for my God. Psalms 69:4 Those hating me without cause Have been more than the hairs of my head, Mighty have been my destroyers, My lying enemies, That which I took not awayI bring back. Psalms 69:5 O God, ThouThou hast known Concerning my overturn, And my desolations from Thee have not been hid. Psalms 69:6 Let not those waiting on Thee be ashamed because of me, O Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, Let not those seeking Thee Blush because of me, O God of Israel. Psalms 69:7 For because of Thee I have borne reproach, Shame hath covered my face. Psalms 69:8 A stranger I have been to my brother, And a foreigner to sons of my mother. Psalms 69:9 For zeal for Thy house hath consumed me, And the reproaches of Thy reproachers Have fallen upon me. Psalms 69:10 And I weep in the fasting of my soul, And it is for a reproach to me. Psalms 69:11 And I make my clothing sackcloth, And I am to them for a simile. Psalms 69:12 Those sitting at the gate meditate concerning me, And those drinking strong drink, Play on instruments.
He prayeth for deliverance.
Psalms 69:13 And Imy prayer [is] to Thee, O Jehovah, A time of good pleasure, O God, In the abundance of Thy kindness, Answer me in the truth of Thy salvation. Psalms 69:14 Deliver me from the mire, and let me not sink, Let me be delivered from those hating me, And from deep places of waters. Psalms 69:15 Let not a flood of waters overflow me, Nor let the deep swallow me up, Nor let the pit shut her mouth upon me. Psalms 69:16 Answer me, O Jehovah, for good [is] Thy kindness, According to the abundance Of Thy mercies turn Thou unto me, Psalms 69:17 And hide not Thy face from Thy servant, For I am in distresshaste, answer me. Psalms 69:18 Be near unto my soulredeem it, Because of mine enemies ransom me. Psalms 69:19 ThouThou hast known my reproach, And my shame, and my blushing, Before Thee [are] all mine adversaries. Psalms 69:20 Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am sick, And I look for a bemoaner, and there is none, And for comforters, and I have found none. Psalms 69:21 And they give for my food gall, And for my thirst cause me to drink vinegar.
He denoteth his enemies with destruction.
Psalms 69:22 Their table before them is for a snare, And for a recompencefor a trap. Psalms 69:23 Darkened are their eyes from seeing, And their loins continually shake Thou. Psalms 69:24 Pour upon them Thine indignation, And the fierceness of Thine anger doth seize them. Psalms 69:25 Their tower is desolated, In their tents there is no dweller. Psalms 69:26 For they have pursued him Thou hast smitten, And recount of the pain of Thy pierced ones. Psalms 69:27 Give punishment for their iniquity, And they enter not into Thy righteousness. Psalms 69:28 They are blotted out of the book of life, And with the righteous are not written. Psalms 69:29 And I [am] afflicted and pained, Thy salvation, O God, doth set me on high.
He praiseth God with thanksgiving.
Psalms 69:30 I praise the name of God with a song, And I magnify Him with thanksgiving, Psalms 69:31 And it is better to Jehovah than an ox, A bullockhornedhoofed. Psalms 69:32 The humble have seenthey rejoice, Ye who seek Godand your heart liveth. Psalms 69:33 For Jehovah hearkeneth unto the needy, And His bound ones He hath not despised. Psalms 69:34 The heavens and earth do praise Him, Seas, and every moving thing in them. Psalms 69:35 For God doth save Zion, And doth build the cities of Judah, And they have dwelt there, and possess it. Psalms 69:36 And the seed of His servants inherit it, And those loving His name dwell in it!