69 1 The complaints, prayers, fervent zeal and great anguish of David is set forth as a figure of Christ and all his members. 21 The malicious cruelty of the enemies. 22 And their punishment also. 26 Where Judas and such traitors are accursed. 30 He gathereth courage in his affliction, and offereth praises unto God, 32 Which are more acceptable than all sacrifices: whereof all the afflicted may take comfort. 35 Finally, he doth provoke all creatures to praises, prophesying of the kingdom of Christ, and the preservation of the Church, where all the faithful, 27 And their seed shall dwell forever.

To him that excelleth upon [a]Shoshannim. A Psalm of David.

Save me, O God: for the [b]waters are entered even to my soul.

I stick fast in the deep mire, where no [c]stay is: I am come into deep waters, and the streams run over me.

I am weary of crying: my throat is dry: mine [d]eyes fail, while I wait for my God.

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  1. Psalm 69:1 Of Shoshannim, read Ps. 45.
  2. Psalm 69:1 David signifieth by the waters, in what great dangers he was, out of the which God did deliver him.
  3. Psalm 69:2 No firmity of stableness to settle my feet.
  4. Psalm 69:3 Though his senses failed him, yet his faith was constant and encouraged him still to pray.