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Bay Psalm Book: Psalm 69

To the chief musician upon Shoshannim, A psalm of David.

1 THe waters in unto my soul

are come, o God, me save.

2 I am in muddy deep sunk down,

where I no standing have:

Into deep waters I am come,

where floods me overflow.

3 I of my crying weary am,

my throat is dried so;

Mine eyes fail: I wait for my God.

4 They that have hated me

without a cause, then mine heads hairs

they more in number be:

Also mine enemies wrongfully

they are that would me slay,

mighty they are; then I restor’d

what I took not away.

5 O God thou knowst my foolishness;

my sin’s not hid from thee.

6 Who wait on thee, Lord God of hosts,

let not be sham’d for me:

o never suffer them, who do

for thee iniquity make,

o God of Israel, to be

confounded for my sake,


7 By reason that I for thy sake,

reproach have suffered:

confusion my countenance

hath over covered.

8 I as a stranger am become

unto my brethren;

and am an alien unto

my mothers children.

9 For of thy house the zeal me hath

up eaten: every one

who thee reproach, their reproaches

are fallen me upon

10 In fasts, I wept and spent my soul,

this was reproach to me.

11 And I my garment sackcloth made:

yet must their proverb be.

12 They that do sit within the gate,

against me speak they do;

unto the drinkers of strong drink,

I was a song also.

13 But I in an accepted time

to thee Lord, make my pray’r:

me Lord, in thy salvations truth,

in thy great mercy hear.


14 Deliver me out of the mire,

and me from sinking keep:

let me be freed mine haters from,

and out of waters deep.

15 O’re flow me let not water floods,

nor me let swallow up

the deep, also let not the pit

her mouth upon me shut.

16 Jehovah hear thou me, for good

is thy benignity:

turn unto me according to

greatness of thy mercy.

17 And hide not thou thy countenance

from thy servant away;

because that I in trouble am;

hear me without delay.

18 O draw thou nigh unto my soul,

do thou it vindicate;

give me deliverance, because

of them that do me hate.

19 Thou hast known my reproach, also

my shame, and my disgrace:

mine adversaries every one

they are before thy face.


20 Reproach mine heart brake, I was griev’d:

for some me to bemoan

I sought, but one there was; and for

comforters, but found none.

21 Moreover instead of my meat

unto me gall they gave;

and in me thirst they vinegar

for drink made me to have.

22 Their table set before their face,

to them become a snare:

and that let be a trap, which should

have been for their welfare.

23 And let their eyes be darkened,

that they may never see:

their loins also with trembling

to shake continually.

24 Pour out thine ire on them, let seize

on them thine anger fell.

25 Their Palace let be desolate:

none in their tents let dwell.

26 Because they him do persecute

on whom thy stroke is found:

also they talk unto the grief

of them whom thou dost wound.

27 Thou unto their iniquity

iniquity do add:

into thy righteousness for them

let entrance none be had.

28 Out of the book of the living

o do thou them forth blot,

and amongst them that righteous are

be written let them not.


29 But Lord, I’m poor and sorrowful:

let thy health lift me high.

30 With song I’ll praise the name of God:

with thanks him magnify.

31 Unto Jehovah this also

shall be more pleasing far,

then any ox or bullock young,

that horn’d and hoofed are.

32 This thing when as they shall behold,

then shall be glad the meek;

also their heart shall ever live

that after God do seek.

33 For the Lord hears the poor, nor doth

despise whom he hath bound.

34 Let heav’n, earth, seas and all therein

that moves, his praises sound.

35 For God will Judah’s cities build,

and Sion he will save:

that they may dwell therein, and may

it in possession have.

36 The seed also of his servants

inherit shall the same:

also thein inhabit shall

they that do love his name.