For the choir director; according to †Shoshannim. A Psalm of David.
2 I have sunk in deep amire, and there is no foothold;
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;
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.
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.
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,
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;
Nor the deep swallow me up,
Nor the bpit shut its mouth on me.
16 Answer me, O Lord, for aYour lovingkindness is good;
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.
And for my thirst they bgave me vinegar to drink.
22 May atheir table before them become a snare;
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.
May none dwell in their tents.
27 Add ainiquity to their iniquity,
29 But I am aafflicted and in pain;
30 I will apraise the name of God with song
31 And it will aplease the Lord better than an ox
Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.
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.
That they may dwell there and cpossess it.
And those who love His name bwill dwell in it.
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