Psalms 69:1-10

1For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.”
Possibly a tune; Pss 45; 60; 80

Save me, God,
for the water has risen to my neck. b
2 I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing;
I have come into deep waters,
and a flood sweeps over me. c
3 I am weary from my crying;
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God. d
4 Those who hate me without cause
are more numerous than the hairs of my head;
my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me,
are powerful. e
Though I did not steal, I must repay. f

5 God, You know my foolishness,
and my
guilt/guilty: The liability to be punished for a fault, a sin, an act, or an omission unless there is forgiveness or atonement; the term normally concerns an objective fact, not a subjective feeling.
guilty acts are not hidden from You. h
6 Do not let those who put their hope in You
be disgraced because of me,
Lord God of
Hosts/hosts: Military forces consisting of God's angels, sometimes including the sun, moon, and stars, and occasionally, Israel
do not let those who seek You
be humiliated because of me,
God of Israel. j
7 For I have endured insults because of You,
and shame has covered my face. k
8 I have become a stranger to my brothers
and a foreigner to my mother’s sons l
9 because zeal for Your house has consumed me, m
and the insults of those who insult You
have fallen on me. n
10 I mourned and fasted,
but it brought me insults. o
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