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Psalm 69:2-3 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Save me, God,
    for the waters[a] have reached my neck.
I have sunk into the mire of the deep,
    where there is no foothold.
I have gone down to the watery depths;
    the flood overwhelms me.

Footnotes:

  1. 69:2 Waters: the waters of chaos from which God created the world are a common metaphor for extreme distress, cf. Ps 18:5; 42:8; 88:8; Jon 2:3–6.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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