A Cry of Distress and Imprecation on Adversaries.

For the choir director; according to Shoshannim. A Psalm of David.

1 Save me, O God,

For the awaters have 1threatened my life.

2 I have sunk in deep amire, and there is no foothold;

I have come into deep waters, and a 1bflood overflows me.

3 I am aweary with my crying; my throat is parched;

My beyes fail while I wait for my God.

4 Those awho hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head;

Those who would 1destroy me bare powerful, being wrongfully my enemies;

cWhat I did not steal, I then have to restore.

5 O God, it is You who knows amy folly,

And bmy wrongs are not hidden from You.

6 May those who wait for You not abe ashamed through me, O Lord 1God of hosts;

May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel,

7 Because afor Your sake I have borne reproach;

bDishonor has covered my face.

8 I have become aestranged 1from my brothers

And an alien to my mother’s sons.

9 For azeal for Your house has consumed me,

And bthe reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.

10 When I wept ain my soul with fasting,

It became my reproach.

11 When I made asackcloth my clothing,

I became ba byword to them.

12 Those who asit in the gate talk about me,

And I am the 1bsong of the drunkards.

13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord, aat an acceptable time;

O God, in the bgreatness of Your lovingkindness,

Answer me with 1Your saving truth.

14 Deliver me from the amire and do not let me sink;

May I be bdelivered from 1my foes and from the 2adeep waters.

15 May the 1aflood of water not overflow me

Nor the deep swallow me up,

Nor the bpit shut its mouth on me.

16 Answer me, O Lord, for aYour lovingkindness is good;

bAccording to the greatness of Your compassion, cturn to me,

17 And ado not hide Your face from Your servant,

For I am bin distress; answer me quickly.

18 Oh draw near to my soul and aredeem it;

bRansom me because of my enemies!

19 You know my areproach and my shame and my dishonor;

All my adversaries are 1before You.

20 Reproach has abroken my heart and I am so sick.

And bI looked for sympathy, but there was none,

And for ccomforters, but I found none.

21 They also gave me 1agall 2for my food

And for my thirst they bgave me vinegar to drink.

22 May atheir table before them become a snare;

And 1bwhen they are in peace, may it become a trap.

23 May their aeyes grow dim so that they cannot see,

And make their bloins shake continually.

24 aPour out Your indignation on them,

And may Your burning anger overtake them.

25 May their 1acamp be desolate;

May none dwell in their tents.

26 For they have apersecuted him whom bYou Yourself have smitten,

And they tell of the pain of those whom cYou have 1wounded.

27 Add ainiquity to their iniquity,

And bmay they not come into cYour righteousness.

28 May they be ablotted out of the bbook of life

And may they not be 1crecorded with the righteous.

29 But I am aafflicted and in pain;

1May Your salvation, O God, bset me securely on high.

30 I will apraise the name of God with song

And bmagnify Him with cthanksgiving.

31 And it will aplease the Lord better than an ox

Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.

32 The ahumble 1have seen it and are glad;

You who seek God, blet your heart 2revive.

33 For athe Lord hears the needy

And bdoes not despise His who are prisoners.

34 Let aheaven and earth praise Him,

The seas and beverything that moves in them.

35 For God will asave Zion and bbuild the cities of Judah,

That they may dwell there and cpossess it.

36 The 1adescendants of His servants will inherit it,

And those who love His name bwill dwell in it.


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