For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim.〖That is, Lilies.〗 A Psalm of David.

[1] SAVE me, O God;

For the waters are come in unto my soul.

[2] I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing:

I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

[3] I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried:

Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

[4] They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head:

They that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully,〖Heb. falsely.〗 are mighty:

That which I took not away I have to restore.

[5] O God, thou knowest my foolishness;

And my sins〖Heb. guiltinesses.〗 are not hid from thee.

[6] Let not them that wait for thee be put to shame through me, O Lord Jehovah of hosts:

Let not those that seek thee be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel.

[7] Because for thy sake I have borne reproach;

Shame hath covered my face.

[8] I am become a stranger unto my brethren,

And an alien unto my mother’s children.

[9] For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up;

And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me.

[10] When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting,

That was to my reproach.

[11] When I made sackcloth my clothing,

I became a byword unto them.

[12] They that sit in the gate talk of me;

And I am the song of the drunkards.

[13] But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Jehovah, in an acceptable time:

O God, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness,

Answer me in the truth of thy salvation.

[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.

[15] Let not the waterflood overwhelm me,

Neither let the deep swallow me up;

And let not the pit shut its mouth upon me.

[16] Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good:

According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me.

[17] And hide not thy face from thy servant;

For I am in distress; answer me speedily.

[18] Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it:

Ransom me because of mine enemies.

[19] Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor:

Mine adversaries are all before thee.

[20] Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full〖Or, sore sick.〗 of heaviness:

And I looked for some to take pity, but there was none;

And for comforters, but I found none.

[21] They gave me also gall for my food;

And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

[22] Let their table before them become a snare;

And when they are in peace, let it become a trap.

[23] Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see;

And make their loins continually to shake.

[24] Pour out thine indignation upon them,

And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake them.

[25] Let their habitation〖Or, encampment.〗 be desolate;

Let none dwell in their tents.

[26] For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten;

And they tell of the sorrow〖Or, pain.〗 of those whom thou hast wounded.

[27] Add iniquity unto their iniquity;

And let them not come into thy righteousness.

[28] Let them be blotted out of the book of life,〖Or, the living.〗

And not be written with the righteous.

[29] But I am poor and sorrowful:〖Or, in pain.〗

Let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

[30] I will praise the name of God with a song,

And will magnify him with thanksgiving.

[31] And it will please Jehovah better than an ox,

Or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

[32] The meek have seen it, and are glad:

Ye that seek after God, let your heart live.

[33] For Jehovah heareth the needy,

And despiseth not his prisoners.

[34] Let heaven and earth praise him,

The seas, and everything that moveth therein.

[35] For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah;

And they shall abide there, and have it in possession.

[36] The seed also of his servants shall inherit it;

And they that love his name shall dwell therein.

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