23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth.(A) Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.(B)

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28 the clouds pour down their moisture
    and abundant showers(A) fall on mankind.(B)

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34 “Can you raise your voice to the clouds
    and cover yourself with a flood of water?(A)

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37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?
    Who can tip over the water jars(A) of the heavens(B)

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Psalm 69[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David.

Save me, O God,
    for the waters(A) have come up to my neck.(B)
I sink in the miry depths,(C)
    where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters;
    the floods engulf me.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 69:1 In Hebrew texts 69:1-36 is numbered 69:2-37.

the flood(A) would have engulfed us,
    the torrent(B) would have swept over us,
the raging waters
    would have swept us away.

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10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,(A)
then your light(B) will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.(C)
11 The Lord will guide(D) you always;
    he will satisfy your needs(E) in a sun-scorched land(F)
    and will strengthen(G) your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,(H)
    like a spring(I) whose waters never fail.

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54 the waters closed over my head,(A)
    and I thought I was about to perish.(B)

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