because waters have come up to my neck.b
I have come to watery depths,
and the torrent floods over me.
My eyes are exhausted in my waiting for my God.
are those hating me without a cause.
Those who are destroying me—my enemies wrongfullyc— are mighty.
What I did not steal, I then must restore.
5 O God, ⌊you yourself know⌋d my foolishness,
and my guilty deeds are not hidden from you.
O Lord Yahweh of hosts.
Let those who seek you not be disgraced because of me,
O God of Israel.
disgrace has covered my face.
and a foreigner to my mother’s sons,
9 because the zeal for your housee has consumed me,
and the reproaches of those reproaching you have fallen on me.
it became reproaches for me.
I became for them a byword.
as alsof the songs of the drunkards.
O God, according to the abundance of your loyal love.
Answer me with the faithfulness of your salvation.
Let me be delivered from those who hate me
and from the watery depths.
or the deep swallow me,
or the pit close its mouth over me.
according to your abundant mercies, turn to me,
Because I am in trouble, answer me quickly.
Because of my enemies, ransom me.
⌊Fully known⌋g to you are all my adversaries.
And I hoped for sympathy, but there was none,
and for comforters, but I found none.
21 They also gave me gall for food,h
and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
and their times of peace a snare.
and make their loins continually tremble.
and let your burning anger overtake them.
Let none dwell in their tents,
and they tell of the pain of those you have wounded.
27 ⌊Add guilt on top of their guilt⌋,i
and do not let them ⌊be acquitted⌋.j
and let them not be recorded with the righteous.
your salvation will protectk me, O God.
and magnify him with thanksgiving.
horned and hoofed.l
O God seekers, let your heart revive,m
and does not despise his own who are prisoners.
the seas and all that moves in them,
and build the cities of Judah,
that they may dwell there and possess it.
and those who love his name will abide in it.
Hebrew “soul” or “life”
Or, “those who oppose me with falsehood”
Literally “you, you know”
Literally “right in front of”
Or “they put poison in my food”
Literally “Give guilt on their guilt”
Literally “come into your righteousness”
The sense is that of making something inaccessibly high, like a fortress
That is, mature and ritually clean