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Passage Lookup: Psalms 69-70

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Psalms 69:1
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For the director of music. To the tune of "Lilies." Of David.

Save me, O God, for the waters(a) have come up to my neck.(b)
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Psalms 69:2
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I sink in the miry depths,(c) where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
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Psalms 69:3
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I am worn out calling for help;(d) my throat is parched. My eyes fail,(e) looking for my God.
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Psalms 69:4
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Those who hate me(f) without reason(g) outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause,(h) those who seek to destroy me.(i) I am forced to restore what I did not steal.
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Psalms 69:5
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You, God, know my folly;(j) my guilt is not hidden from you.(k)
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Psalms 69:6
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Lord, the Lord Almighty, may those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me; God of Israel, may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me.
Psalms 69:7
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For I endure scorn(l) for your sake,(m) and shame covers my face.(n)
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Psalms 69:8
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I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother's children;(o)
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Psalms 69:9
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for zeal for your house consumes me,(p) and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.(q)
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Psalms 69:10
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When I weep and fast,(r) I must endure scorn;
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Psalms 69:11
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when I put on sackcloth,(s) people make sport of me.
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Psalms 69:12
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Those who sit at the gate(t) mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.(u)
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Psalms 69:13
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But I pray to you, Lord , in the time of your favor;(v) in your great love,(w) O God, answer me with your sure salvation.
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Psalms 69:14
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Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.(x)
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Psalms 69:15
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Do not let the floodwaters(y) engulf me or the depths swallow me up(z) or the pit close its mouth over me.(aa)
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Psalms 69:16
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Answer me, Lord , out of the goodness of your love;(ab) in your great mercy turn to me.
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Psalms 69:17
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Do not hide your face(ac) from your servant; answer me quickly,(ad) for I am in trouble.(ae)
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Psalms 69:18
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Come near and rescue me; deliver(af) me because of my foes.
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Psalms 69:19
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You know how I am scorned,(ag) disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
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Psalms 69:20
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Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters,(ah) but I found none.(ai)
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Psalms 69:21
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They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar(aj) for my thirst.(ak)
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Psalms 69:22
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May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and[b] a trap.(al)
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Psalms 69:23
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May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.(am)
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Psalms 69:24
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Pour out your wrath(an) on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
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Psalms 69:25
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May their place be deserted;(ao) let there be no one to dwell in their tents.(ap)
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Psalms 69:26
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For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.(aq)
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Psalms 69:27
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Charge them with crime upon crime;(ar) do not let them share in your salvation.(as)
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Psalms 69:28
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May they be blotted out of the book of life(at) and not be listed with the righteous.(au)
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Psalms 69:29
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But as for me, afflicted and in pain— may your salvation, God, protect me.(av)
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Psalms 69:30
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I will praise God's name in song(aw) and glorify him(ax) with thanksgiving.
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Psalms 69:31
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This will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves.(ay)
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Psalms 69:32
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The poor will see and be glad(az)— you who seek God, may your hearts live!(ba)
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Psalms 69:33
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The Lord hears the needy(bb) and does not despise his captive people.
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Psalms 69:34
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Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them,(bc)
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Psalms 69:35
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for God will save Zion(bd) and rebuild the cities of Judah.(be) Then people will settle there and possess it;
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Psalms 69:36
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the children of his servants will inherit it,(bf) and those who love his name will dwell there.(bg)
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Psalms 70:1
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For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, Lord , to help me.(b)
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Psalms 70:2
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May those who want to take my life(c) be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.(d)
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Psalms 70:3
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May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!"(e) turn back because of their shame.
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Psalms 70:4
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But may all who seek you(f) rejoice and be glad(g) in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, "The Lord is great!"(h)
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Psalms 70:5
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But as for me, I am poor and needy;(i) come quickly to me,(j) O God. You are my help(k) and my deliverer;(l) Lord , do not delay.(m)
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