69 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

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Psalm 69

Prayer for Deliverance from Persecution

To the leader: according to Lilies. Of David.

Save me, O God,
    for the waters have come up to my neck.(A)
I sink in deep mire,
    where there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters,
    and the flood sweeps over me.(B)
I am weary with my crying;
    my throat is parched.
My eyes grow dim
    with waiting for my God.(C)

More in number than the hairs of my head
    are those who hate me without cause;
many are those who would destroy me,
    my enemies who accuse me falsely.
What I did not steal,
    must I now restore?(D)
O God, you know my folly;
    the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.(E)

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30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

31 This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

33 For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

35 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

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30 I will praise the name of God with a song;
    I will magnify him with thanksgiving.(A)
31 This will please the Lord more than an ox
    or a bull with horns and hoofs.(B)
32 Let the oppressed see it and be glad;
    you who seek God, let your hearts revive.(C)
33 For the Lord hears the needy
    and does not despise his own who are in bonds.(D)

34 Let heaven and earth praise him,
    the seas and everything that moves in them.(E)
35 For God will save Zion
    and rebuild the cities of Judah,
and his servants shall live[a] there and possess it;(F)
36     the children of his servants shall inherit it,
    and those who love his name shall live in it.(G)

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  1. 69.35 Syr: Heb and they shall live