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.
I am worn out calling for help;(D)
    my throat is parched.
My eyes fail,(E)
    looking for my God.
Those who hate me(F) without reason(G)
    outnumber the hairs of my head;
many are my enemies without cause,(H)
    those who seek to destroy me.(I)
I am forced to restore
    what I did not steal.

You, God, know my folly;(J)
    my guilt is not hidden from you.(K)

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

30 I will praise God’s name in song(A)
    and glorify him(B) with thanksgiving.
31 This will please the Lord more than an ox,
    more than a bull with its horns and hooves.(C)
32 The poor will see and be glad(D)
    you who seek God, may your hearts live!(E)
33 The Lord hears the needy(F)
    and does not despise his captive people.

34 Let heaven and earth praise him,
    the seas and all that move in them,(G)
35 for God will save Zion(H)
    and rebuild the cities of Judah.(I)
Then people will settle there and possess it;
36     the children of his servants will inherit it,(J)
    and those who love his name will dwell there.(K)

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14 Do not be afraid,(A) you worm(B) Jacob,
    little Israel, do not fear,
for I myself will help(C) you,” declares the Lord,
    your Redeemer,(D) the Holy One(E) of Israel.
15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,(F)
    new and sharp, with many teeth.
You will thresh the mountains(G) and crush them,
    and reduce the hills to chaff.(H)
16 You will winnow(I) them, the wind will pick them up,
    and a gale(J) will blow them away.(K)
But you will rejoice(L) in the Lord
    and glory(M) in the Holy One(N) of Israel.

17 “The poor and needy search for water,(O)
    but there is none;
    their tongues are parched with thirst.(P)
But I the Lord will answer(Q) them;
    I, the God of Israel, will not forsake(R) them.
18 I will make rivers flow(S) on barren heights,
    and springs within the valleys.
I will turn the desert(T) into pools of water,(U)
    and the parched ground into springs.(V)
19 I will put in the desert(W)
    the cedar and the acacia,(X) the myrtle and the olive.
I will set junipers(Y) in the wasteland,
    the fir and the cypress(Z) together,(AA)
20 so that people may see and know,(AB)
    may consider and understand,(AC)
that the hand(AD) of the Lord has done this,
    that the Holy One(AE) of Israel has created(AF) it.

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John Testifies About Jesus

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God,(A) who takes away the sin of the world!(B) 30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’(C) 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”

32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.(D) 33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water(E) told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’(F) 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.”[a](G)

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  1. John 1:34 See Isaiah 42:1; many manuscripts is the Son of God.

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