For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.”b Of David.
for the water has risen to my neck.c
I have come into deep water,
and a flood sweeps over me.d
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.e
are more numerous than the hairs of my head;
my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me,
Though I did not steal, I must repay.g
and my guilty acts are not hidden from you.h
be disgraced because of me,
Lord God of Armies;
do not let those who seek you
be humiliated because of me,
God of Israel.i
and shame has covered my face.j
and a foreigner to my mother’s sonsk
9 because zeal for your house has consumed me,l
and the insults of those who insult you
have fallen on me.m
but it brought me insults.n
and I was a joke to them.
and drunkards make up songs about me.o
my prayer to you is for a time of favor.
In your abundant, faithful love, God,
answer me with your sure salvation.p
Let me be rescued from those who hate me
and from the deep water.q
or the deep swallow me up;
don’t let the Pit close its mouth over me.r
for your faithful love is good.
In keeping with your abundant compassion,
turn to me.s
for I am in distress.
Answer me quickly!t
ransom me because of my enemies.u
my shame and disgrace.
You are aware of all my adversaries.v
and I am in despair.
I waited for sympathy,
but there was none;
for comforters, but found no one.w
and for my thirst
they gave me vinegar to drink.x
and let it be a trap for their allies.y
and let their hips continually quake.z
and let your burning anger overtake them.aa
may no one live in their tents.ab
and talk about the pain of those you wounded.ac
do not let them share in your righteousness.ad
and not be recorded with the righteous.a
let your salvation protect me, God.b
and exalt him with thanksgiving.c
more than a bull with horns and hooves.d
You who seek God, take heart!e
and does not despise
his own who are prisoners.f
the seas and everything that moves in them,g
and build upA the cities of Judah.
They will live there and possess it.h
and those who love his name will live in it.i
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