Psalm 69The Message (MSG)
A David Psalm
69 God, God, save me!
2 Quicksand under me, swamp water over me;
3 I’m hoarse from calling for help,
4 I’ve got more enemies than hairs on my head;
What I never stole
5 God, you know every sin I’ve committed;
6 Don’t let those who look to you in hope
Don’t let those out looking for you
7 Because of you I look like an idiot,
8 My brothers shun me like a bum off the street;
9 I love you more than I can say.
10 When I poured myself out in prayer and fasting,
11 When I put on a sad face,
12 Now drunks and gluttons
13 And me? I pray.
God, answer in love!
14 Rescue me from the swamp,
Pull me out of the clutch of the enemy;
15 Don’t let the swamp be my grave, the Black Hole
16 Now answer me, God, because you love me;
17 Don’t look the other way; your servant can’t take it.
18 Come close, God; get me out of here.
19 You know how they kick me around—
20 I’m broken by their taunts,
I looked in vain for one friendly face. Not one.
21 They put poison in my soup,
22 Let their supper be bait in a trap that snaps shut;
23 Make them become blind as bats,
24 Let them know what you think of them,
25 Burn down their houses,
26 They gossiped about the one you disciplined,
27 Pile on the guilt,
28 Strike their names from the list of the living;
29 I’m hurt and in pain;
30 Let me shout God’s name with a praising song,
31 For God, this is better than oxen on the altar,
32 The poor in spirit see and are glad—
33 For God listens to the poor,
34 You heavens, praise him; praise him, earth;
35 For God is out to help Zion,
Guess who will live there—
36 No, the children of his servants will get it,
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