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  • This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Psalms 69.

Save Me, O God

By Pilgrim, Mar 9, 2018 | |
  1. Psalms 69
    Save Me, O God
    To The Chief Musician, Upon Shoshannim, A Psalm Of David

    Audio Reading • Kings James Version

    Psalms 69
    King James Version

    1 Save me, O God;
    for the waters are come in unto my soul.​
    2 I sink in deep mire,
    where there is no standing:
    I am come into deep waters,
    where the floods overflow me.​
    3 I am weary of my crying:
    my throat is dried:
    mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.​

    4 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.​

    5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness;
    and my sins are not hid from thee.​
    6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake:
    let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.​
    7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach;
    shame hath covered my face.​
    8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren,
    and an alien unto my mother's children.​
    9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up;
    and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.​
    10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting,
    that was to my reproach.​
    11 I made sackcloth also my garment;
    and I became a proverb to them.​
    12 They that sit in the gate speak against me;
    and I was the song of the drunkards.​

    13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee,
    O Lord, in an acceptable time:
    O God, in the multitude of thy mercy
    hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.​
    14 Deliver me out of the mire,
    and let me not sink:
    let me be delivered from them that hate me,
    and out of the deep waters.​
    15 Let not the waterflood overflow me,
    neither let the deep swallow me up,
    and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.​

    16 Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good:
    turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.​
    17 And hide not thy face from thy servant;
    for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.​
    18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it:
    deliver me because of mine enemies.​

    19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour:
    mine adversaries are all before thee.​
    20 Reproach hath broken my heart;
    and I am full of heaviness:
    and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none;
    and for comforters, but I found none.​
    21 They gave me also gall for my meat;
    and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.​

    22 Let their table become a snare before them:
    and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.​
    23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not;
    and make their loins continually to shake.​
    24 Pour out thine indignation upon them,
    and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.​
    25 Let their habitation be desolate;
    and let none dwell in their tents.​
    26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten;
    and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.​
    27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity:
    and let them not come into thy righteousness.​
    28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living,
    and not be written with the righteous.​

    29 But I am poor and sorrowful:
    let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.​
    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.

    A Cry Of Distress And Imprecation On Adversaries

    About Author

    Trusting and Obeying the God of Truth: Loving others within the limits that truth allows. "...not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it." —2 John 1:5-6


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  • This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Psalms 69.