Psalms 69 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 69


Psalms 69:1

Save me, O God; For the waters are come in unto my soul.

Psalms 69:2

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Psalms 69:3

I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried: Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Psalms 69:4

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, are mighty: That which I took not away I have to restore.

Psalms 69:5

O God, thou knowest my foolishness; And my sins are not hid from thee.

Psalms 69:6

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.

Psalms 69:7

Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; Shame hath covered my face.

Psalms 69:8

I am become a stranger unto my brethren, And an alien unto my mother’s children.

Psalms 69:9

For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up; And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me.

Psalms 69:10

When I wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting, That was to my reproach.

Psalms 69:11

When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword unto them.

Psalms 69:12

They that sit in the gate talk of me; And [I am] the song of the drunkards.

Psalms 69:13

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.

Psalms 69:14

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.

Psalms 69:15

Let not the waterflood overwhelm me, Neither let the deep shallow me up; And let not the pit shut its mouth upon me.

Psalms 69:16

Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me.

Psalms 69:17

And hide not thy face from thy servant; For I am in distress; answer me speedily.

Psalms 69:18

Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: Ransom me because of mine enemies.

Psalms 69:19

Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: Mine adversaries are all before thee.

Psalms 69:20

Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: And I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none.

Psalms 69:21

They gave me also gall for my food; And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Psalms 69:22

Let their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, [let it become] a trap.

Psalms 69:23

Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; And make their loins continually to shake.

Psalms 69:24

Pour out thine indignation upon them, And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake them.

Psalms 69:25

Let their habitation be desolate; Let none dwell in their tents.

Psalms 69:26

For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; And they tell of the sorrow of those whom thou hast wounded.

Psalms 69:27

Add iniquity unto their iniquity; And let them not come into thy righteousness.

Psalms 69:28

Let them be blotted out of the book of life, And not be written with the righteous.

Psalms 69:29

But I am poor and sorrowful: Let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Psalms 69:30

I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalms 69:31

And it will please Jehovah better than an ox, [Or] a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

Psalms 69:32

The meek have seen it, and are glad: Ye that seek after God, let your heart live.

Psalms 69:33

For Jehovah heareth the needy, And despiseth not his prisoners.

Psalms 69:34

Let heaven and earth praise him, The seas, and everything that moveth therein.

Psalms 69:35

For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; And they shall abide there, and have it in possession.

Psalms 69:36

The seed also of his servants shall inherit it; And they that love his name shall dwell therein.

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