| ||SAVE me, O God;|
For the waters are come in unto my soul.
| ||I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing:|
I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
| ||I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried:|
Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
| ||They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head:|
They that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, 2 are mighty:
That which I took not away I have to restore.
| ||O God, thou knowest my foolishness;|
And my sins 3 are not hid from thee.
| ||Let not them that wait for thee be put to shame through me, O Lord Jehovah of hosts:|
Let not those that seek thee be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel.
| ||Because for thy sake I have borne reproach;|
Shame hath covered my face.
| ||I am become a stranger unto my brethren,|
And an alien unto my mothers children.
| ||For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up;|
And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me.
| ||When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting,|
That was to my reproach.
| ||When I made sackcloth my clothing,|
I became a byword unto them.
| ||They that sit in the gate talk of me;|
And I am the song of the drunkards.
| ||But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Jehovah, in an acceptable time:|
O God, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness,
Answer me in the truth of thy salvation.
| ||Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink:|
Let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
| ||Let not the waterflood overwhelm me,|
Neither let the deep swallow me up;
And let not the pit shut its mouth upon me.
| ||Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good:|
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me.
| ||And hide not thy face from thy servant;|
For I am in distress; answer me speedily.
| ||Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it:|
Ransom me because of mine enemies.
| ||Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor:|
Mine adversaries are all before thee.
| ||Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full 4 of heaviness:|
And I looked for some to take pity, but there was none;
And for comforters, but I found none.
| ||They gave me also gall for my food;|
And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
| ||Let their table before them become a snare;|
And when they are in peace, let it become a trap.
| ||Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see;|
And make their loins continually to shake.
| ||Pour out thine indignation upon them,|
And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake them.
| ||Let their habitation 5 be desolate;|
Let none dwell in their tents.
| ||For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten;|
And they tell of the sorrow 6 of those whom thou hast wounded.
| ||Add iniquity unto their iniquity;|
And let them not come into thy righteousness.
| ||Let them be blotted out of the book of life, 7|
And not be written with the righteous.
| ||But I am poor and sorrowful: 8|
Let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
| ||I will praise the name of God with a song,|
And will magnify him with thanksgiving.
| ||And it will please Jehovah better than an ox,|
Or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
| ||The meek have seen it, and are glad:|
Ye that seek after God, let your heart live.
| ||For Jehovah heareth the needy,|
And despiseth not his prisoners.
| ||Let heaven and earth praise him,|
The seas, and everything that moveth therein.
| ||For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah;|
And they shall abide there, and have it in possession.
| ||The seed also of his servants shall inherit it;|
And they that love his name shall dwell therein.