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For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” u Davidic.
for the water has risen to my neck. v
I have come into deep waters,
and a flood sweeps over me. w
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God. x
are more numerous than the hairs of my head;
my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me,
are powerful. y
Though I did not steal, I must repay. z
be disgraced because of me,
Lord God of * Hosts;
do not let those who seek You
be humiliated because of me,
God of Israel. b
and shame has covered my face. c
and a foreigner to my mother’s sons d
9 because zeal for Your house has consumed me, e
and the insults of those who insult You
have fallen on me. f
but it brought me insults. g
11 I wore * sackcloth as my clothing,
and I was a joke to them.
12 Those who sit at the city * gate talk about me,
and drunkards make up songs about me. h
my prayer to You is for a time of favor.
In Your abundant, faithful love, God,
answer me with Your sure salvation. i
Let me be rescued from those who hate me
and from the deep waters. j
or the deep swallow me up;
for Your faithful love is good;
in keeping with Your great compassion,
turn to me. l
for I am in distress.
Answer me quickly! m
ransom me because of my enemies. n
my shame and disgrace.
You are aware of all my adversaries. o
and I am in despair.
I waited for sympathy,
but there was none;
for comforters, but found no one. p
21 Instead, they gave me gall q for my food,
and for my thirst
they gave me vinegar to drink. r
and let it be a trap for their allies. s
and let their loins continually shake. t
and let Your burning anger overtake them. u
may no one live in their tents. v
and talk about the pain of those You wounded. w
do not let them share in Your righteousness. x
and not be recorded with the righteous. y
let Your salvation protect me, God. z
and exalt Him with thanksgiving. a
31 That will please * Yahweh more than an ox,
more than a bull with horns and hooves. b
You who seek God, take heart! c
and does not despise
His own who are prisoners. d
the seas and everything that moves in them, e
35 for God will save * Zion
and build up f the cities of Judah.
They will live there and possess it. g
and those who love His name will live in it. h
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