1 Save me, O God: for the waters are
entered even to my soul.
2 I stick fast in the deep mire, where no stay
is: I am come into deep waters, and the
streams run over me.
3 I am weary of crying: my throat is dry:
mine eyes fail, while I wait for my God.
4 They that hate me without a cause, are more
than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy
me, and are mine enemies falsely, are mighty, so that
I restored that which I took not.
5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness, and my
faults are not hid from thee.
6 Let not them that trust in thee, O Lord God
of hosts, be ashamed for me: let not those that
seek thee, be confounded through me, O God of
7 For thy sake have I suffered reproof: shame
hath covered my face.
8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, even
an alien unto my mother’s sons.
9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me, and
the rebukes of them that rebuked thee, are fallen
10 I wept and my soul fasted, but that was to my
11 I put on a sack also: and I became a proverb
12 They that sat in the gate, spake of me, and the
drunkards sang of me.
13 But Lord, I make my prayer unto thee in an
acceptable time, even in the multitude of thy mercy:
O God, hear me in the truth of thy salvation.
14 Deliver me out of the mire, that I sink not: let
me be delivered from them that hate me, and out
of the deep waters.
15 Let not the water flood drown me, neither let
the deep swallow me up: and let not the pit shut her
mouth upon me.
16 Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving-kindness is
good: turn unto me according to the multitude of
thy tender mercies.
17 And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I
am in trouble; make haste and hear me.
18 Draw near unto my soul and redeem it: deliver
me because of mine enemies.
19 Thou hast known my reproof and my shame,
and my dishonor: all mine adversaries are before
20 Rebuke hath broken mine heart, and I am full
of heaviness, and I looked for some to have pity on
me, but there was none: and for comforters, but I
21 For they gave me gall in my meat, and in my
thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
22 Let their table be a snare before them, and
their prosperity their ruin.
23 Let their eyes be blinded that they see not: and
make their loins always to tremble.
24 Pour out thine anger upon them, and let thy
wrathful displeasure take them.
25 Let their habitation be void, and let none dwell
in their tents.
26 For they persecute him, whom thou hast smitten:
and they add unto the sorrow of them, whom
thou hast wounded.
27 Lay iniquity upon their iniquity, and let them
not come into thy righteousness.
28 Let them be put out of the book of life, neither
let them be written with the righteous.
29 When I am poor and in heaviness, thine help,
O God, shall exalt me.
30 I will praise the Name of God with a song, and
magnify him with thanksgiving.
31 This also shall please the Lord better than a
young bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
32 The humble shall see this, and they that seek
God shall be glad, and your heart shall live.
33 For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth
not his prisoners.
34 Let heaven and earth praise him: the seas and
all that moveth in them.
35 For God will save Zion, and build the cities
of Judah, that men may dwell there and have it in
36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it:
and they that love his name shall dwell therein.