Psalm 69

Save Me, O God

1 Save me, O God!
For a the waters have come up to my 1 neck.
2 b I sink in deep mire,
Where there is no standing;
I have come into deep waters,
Where the floods overflow me.
3 c I am weary with my crying;
My throat is dry;
d My eyes fail while I wait for my God.

4 Those who e hate me without a cause
Are more than the hairs of my head;
They are mighty who would destroy me,
Being my enemies wrongfully;
Though I have stolen nothing,
I still must restore it.
5 O God, You know my foolishness;
And my sins are not hidden from You.

6 Let not those who 2 wait for You, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed because of me;
Let not those who seek You be 3 confounded because of me, O God of Israel.
7 Because for Your sake I have borne reproach;
Shame has covered my face.
8 f I have become a stranger to my brothers,
And an alien to my mother's children;

9 g Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up,
h And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
10 When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting,
That became my reproach.
11 I also 4 made sackcloth my garment;
I became a byword to them.
12 Those who 5 sit in the gate speak against me,
And I am the song of the i drunkards.

13 But as for me, my prayer is to You,
O LORD, in the acceptable time;
O God, in the multitude of Your mercy,
Hear me in the truth of Your salvation.
14 Deliver me out of the mire,
And let me not sink;
Let me be delivered from those who hate me,
And out of the deep waters.
15 Let not the floodwater overflow me,
Nor let the deep swallow me up;
And let not the pit shut its mouth on me.

16 Hear me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good;
Turn to me according to the multitude of Your tender mercies.
17 And do not hide Your face from Your servant,
For I am in trouble;
Hear me speedily.
18 Draw near to my soul, and redeem it;
Deliver me because of my enemies.

19 You know j my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor;
My adversaries are all before You.
20 Reproach has broken my heart,
And I am full of 6 heaviness;
k I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none;
And for l comforters, but I found none.
21 They also gave me gall for my food,
m And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

22 n Let their table become a snare before them,
And their well-being a trap.
23 o Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see;
And make their loins shake continually.
24 p Pour out Your indignation upon them,
And let Your wrathful anger take hold of them.
25 q Let their dwelling place be desolate;
Let no one live in their tents.
26 For they persecute the ones r You have struck,
And talk of the grief of those You have wounded.
27 s Add iniquity to their iniquity,
t And let them not come into Your righteousness.
28 Let them u be blotted out of the book of the living,
v And not be written with the righteous.

29 But I am poor and sorrowful;
Let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high.

30 w I will praise the name of God with a song,
And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
31 x This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bull,
Which has horns and hooves.
32 y The humble shall see this and be glad;
And you who seek God, z your hearts shall live.
33 For the LORD hears the poor,
And does not despise a His prisoners.

34 b Let heaven and earth praise Him,
The seas c and everything that moves in them.
35 d For God will save Zion
And build the cities of Judah,
That they may dwell there and possess it.
36 Also, e the 7 descendants of His servants shall inherit it,
And those who love His name shall dwell in it.

  1. Cross References
    Job 22:11
    Or darkness so that you cannot see; And an abundance of water covers you.
    Jonah 2:5
    The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; The deep closed around me; Weeds were wrapped around my head.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 40:2
    He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 6:6
    I am weary with my groaning; All night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears.
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:32
    Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look and fail with longing for them all day long; and there shall be no strength in your hand.
    Psalms 119:82
    My eyes fail from searching Your word, Saying, "When will You comfort me?
    Psalms 119:123
    My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation And Your righteous word.
    Isaiah 38:14
    Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; My eyes fail from looking upward. O LORD, I am oppressed; Undertake for me!
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 35:19
    Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.
    John 15:25
    "But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause.'
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:3
    He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
    Mark 3:21
    But when His own people heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said, "He is out of His mind.
    Luke 8:19
    Then His mother and brothers came to Him, and could not approach Him because of the crowd.
    John 7:3 - 5
    His brothers therefore said to Him, "Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing.
  7. Cross References
    John 2:17
    Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.
  8. Cross References
    Romans 15:3
    For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.
  9. Cross References
    Job 30:9
    And now I am their taunting song; Yes, I am their byword.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 22:6
    But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
    Psalms 22:7
    All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying.
    Hebrews 12:2
    Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 63:5
    I looked, but there was no one to help, And I wondered That there was no one to uphold; Therefore My own arm brought salvation for Me; And My own fury, it sustained Me.
  12. Cross References
    Job 16:2
    I have heard many such things; Miserable comforters are you all!
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 27:34
    They gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to dr...
    Matthew 27:48
    Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, ...
    Mark 15:23
    Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to d...
    Mark 15:36
    Then someone ran and filled a sponge full of so...
    Luke 23:36
    The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offeri...
    John 19:28 - 30
    After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were...
  14. Cross References
    Romans 11:9
    And David says: "Let their table become a snare and a trap, A stumbling block and a recompense to them.
    Romans 11:10
    Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, And bow down their back always.
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 6:9
    And He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.
    Isaiah 6:10
    "Make the heart of this people dull, And their ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And return and be healed."
  16. Cross References
    Jeremiah 10:25
    Pour out Your fury on the Gentiles, who do not know You, And on the families who do not call on Your name; For they have eaten up Jacob, Devoured him and consumed him, And made his dwelling place desolate.
    1 Thessalonians 2:16
    Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, so as always to fill up the measure of their sins; but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.
  17. Cross References
    Matthew 23:38
    See! Your house is left to you desolate.
    Luke 13:35
    "See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!'"
    Acts 1:20
    "For it is written in the Book of Psalms: 'Let his dwelling place be desolate, And let no one live in it'; and, 'Let another take his office.'
  18. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:4
    Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
    1 Peter 2:24
    Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness - by whose stripes you were healed.
  19. Cross References
    Nehemiah 4:5
    Do not cover their iniquity, and do not let their sin be blotted out from before You; for they have provoked You to anger before the builders.
    Romans 1:28
    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.
  20. Cross References
    Isaiah 26:10
    Let grace be shown to the wicked, Yet he will not learn righteousness; In the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, And will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
  21. Cross References
    Exodus 32:32
    "Yet now, if You will forgive their sin - but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written."
    Philippians 4:3
    And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.
    Revelation 3:5
    He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
    Revelation 13:8
    All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
  22. Cross References
    Ezekiel 13:9
    My hand will be against the prophets who envision futility and who divine lies; they shall not be in the assembly of My people, nor be written in the record of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
    Luke 10:20
    "Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
    Hebrews 12:23
    To the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect.
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 28:7
    The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.
  24. Cross References
    Psalms 50:13
    Will I eat the flesh of bulls, Or drink the blood of goats?
    Psalms 50:14
    Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High.
    Psalms 50:23
    Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.
    Psalms 51:16
    For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 34:2
    My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 22:26
    The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever!
  27. Cross References
    Psalms 68:6
    God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
    Ephesians 3:1
    For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles -
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 96:11
    Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar, and all its fullness.
    Isaiah 44:23
    Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it! For the LORD has redeemed Jacob, And glorified Himself in Israel.
    Isaiah 49:13
    Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people, And will have mercy on His afflicted.
  29. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:12
    For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
  30. Cross References
    Psalms 51:18
    Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
    Isaiah 44:26
    Who confirms the word of His servant, And performs the counsel of His messengers; Who says to Jerusalem, 'You shall be inhabited,' To the cities of Judah, 'You shall be built,' And I will raise up her waste places.
  31. Cross References
    Psalms 102:28
    The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You.
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