To the choir director: according to Shoshannim. Of David

Ps 69:1Save me, O God; for the waters / Threaten my life.

Ps 69:2I sink in deep mire, / And there is no place to stand; / I have come to the depths of water, / And the flood flows over me.

Ps 69:3I am weary of my crying; / My throat is parched; / My eyes fail / While I wait for my God.

Ps 69:4More numerous than the hairs of my head / Are those who hate me without cause; / Mighty are those who would destroy me, / Those who are wrongly my enemies. / What I did not steal, / I must then restore.

Ps 69:5O God, You know my foolishness, / And my sins of guilt are not hidden from You.

Ps 69:6Do not let those who wait on You be put to shame because of me, / O Lord Jehovah of hosts; / Do not let those who seek You be humiliated because of me, / O God of Israel.

Ps 69:7Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; / Humiliation has covered my face.

Ps 69:8I have become a stranger to my brothers, / And a foreigner to my mother’s children.

Ps 69:9For the zeal of Your house has devoured me, / And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.

Ps 69:10When I wept, when my soul was in fasting, / That became a reproach to me.

Ps 69:11When I made sackcloth my clothing, / I became a proverb to them.

Ps 69:12Those who sit in the gate talk about me, / And I am the mocking song of those who drink liquor.

Ps 69:13But as for me, my prayer is to You, / O Jehovah, in an acceptable time; / O God, in the abundance of Your lovingkindness answer me, / In the faithfulness of Your salvation.

Ps 69:14Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink; / May I be delivered from those who hate me, / And out of the depths of water.

Ps 69:15Do not let the flood of water flow over me, / Nor let the deep swallow me, / Nor let the pit close its mouth over me.

Ps 69:16Answer me, O Jehovah; for Your lovingkindness is good; / According to the abundance of Your compassions turn to me.

Ps 69:17And do not hide Your face from Your servant, / For I am in distress; hurry and answer me.

Ps 69:18Draw near to my soul; redeem it; / Ransom me because of my enemies.

Ps 69:19You know my reproach / And my shame and my humiliation; / All my adversaries are before You.

Ps 69:20Reproach has broken my heart, / And I am sick; / I looked for pity, but there was none; / And for comforters, but I found none.

Ps 69:21But they gave me gall for my food, / And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Ps 69:22May their table become a snare before them / And a trap when they are at peace.

Ps 69:23May their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see; / And make their loins shake continually.

Ps 69:24Pour out Your indignation upon them; / And may the burning fierceness of Your anger overtake them.

Ps 69:25May their camp be desolate; / May there be no one to dwell in their tents.

Ps 69:26For they persecute him whom You have stricken, / And they recount the pain of those whom You have wounded.

Ps 69:27Add iniquity to their iniquity, / And do not let them come into Your righteousness.

Ps 69:28May they be blotted out of the book of life, / And may they not be written with the righteous.

Ps 69:29But I am poor and pained; / May Your salvation, O God, set me on high.

Ps 69:30I will praise the name of God with a song / And will magnify Him with thanksgiving;

Ps 69:31And it will be better to Jehovah than an ox / Or a bull with horns and hooves.

Ps 69:32The meek have seen it; they rejoice. / You who seek God, let your heart revive.

Ps 69:33For Jehovah listens to the needy, / And He does not despise His prisoners.

Ps 69:34Let the heavens and the earth praise Him, / The seas and everything that moves in them.

Ps 69:35For God will save Zion / And build the cities of Judah; / And they will abide there and possess it.

Ps 69:36And the seed of His servants will inherit it, / And those who love His name will dwell in it.

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