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

Israel.

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

upon me.

10 I wept and my soul fasted, but that was to my

reproof.

11 I put on a sack also: and I became a proverb

unto them.

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

thee.

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

found none.

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

possession.

36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it:

and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

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