69:1 For the Leader; upon Shoshannim. A Psalm of David.

69:2 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in even unto the soul.

69:3 I am sunk in deep mire, where there is no standing; I am come into deep waters, and the flood overwhelmeth me.

69:4 I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

69:5 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are many; should I restore that which I took not away?

69:6 O God, Thou knowest my folly; and my trespasses are not hid from Thee.

69:7 Let not them that wait for Thee be ashamed through me, O L-rd GOD of hosts; let not those that seek Thee be brought to confusion through me, O God of Israel.

69:8 Because for Thy sake I have borne reproach; confusion hath covered my face.

69:9 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

69:10 Because zeal for Thy house hath eaten me up, and the reproaches of them that reproach Thee are fallen upon me.

69:11 And I wept with my soul with fasting, and that became unto me a reproach.

69:12 I made sackcloth also my garment, and I became a byword unto them.

69:13 They that sit in the gate talk of me; and I am the song of the drunkards.

69:14 But as for me, let my prayer be unto Thee, O the Lord, in an acceptable time; O God, in the abundance of Thy mercy, answer me with the truth of Thy salvation.

69:15 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.

69:16 Let not the waterflood overwhelm me, neither let the deep swallow me up; and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

69:17 Answer me, O the Lord, for Thy mercy is good; according to the multitude of Thy compassions turn Thou unto me.

69:18 And hide not Thy face from Thy servant; for I am in distress; answer me speedily.

69:19 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it; ransom me because of mine enemies.

69:20 Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my confusion; mine adversaries are all before Thee.

69:21 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am sore sick; and I looked for some to show compassion, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

69:22 Yea, they put poison into my food; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

69:23 Let their table before them become a snare; and when they are in peace, let it become a trap.

69:24 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to totter.

69:25 Pour out Thine indignation upon them, and let the fierceness of Thine anger overtake them.

69:26 Let their encampment be desolate; let none dwell in their tents.

69:27 For they persecute him whom Thou hast smitten; and they tell of the pain of those whom Thou hast wounded.

69:28 Add iniquity unto their iniquity; and let them not come into Thy righteousness.

69:29 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

69:30 But I am afflicted and in pain; let Thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

69:31 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.

69:32 And it shall please the Lord better than a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

69:33 The humble shall see it, and be glad; ye that seek after God, let your heart revive.

69:34 For the Lord hearkeneth unto the needy, and despiseth not His prisoners.

69:35 Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

69:36 For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; and they shall abide there, and have it in possession.

69:37 The seed also of His servants shall inherit it; and they that love His name shall dwell therein.



Hebrew Transliteration

69:1 lamnatsêach `al-shoshanniym ledhâvidh

69:2 hoshiy`êniy 'elohiymkiy bhâ'u mayim `adh-nâphesh

69:3 thâbha`tiy biyvên metsulâh ve'êynmo`omâdh bâ'thiy bhema`amaqqêy-mayim veshibboleth shethâphâthniy

69:4 yâgha`tiy bheqor'iy nichar geroniy kâlu `êynay meyachêl lê'lohây

69:5 rabbu misa`aroth ro'shiy sone'ay chinnâm `âtsmu matsmiythay 'oyebhaysheqer 'asher lo'-ghâzaltiy 'âz 'âshiybh

69:6 'elohiym 'attâh yâdha`tâle'ivvaltiy ve'ashmothay mimmekha lo'-nikhchâdhu

69:7 'al-yêbhoshu bhiyqoveykha 'adhonây Adonay tsebhâ'oth 'al-yikkâlmu bhiy mebhaqsheykha'elohêy yisrâ'êl

69:8 kiy-`âleykha nâsâ'thiy cherpâh kissethâh khelimmâhphânây

69:9 muzâr hâyiythiy le'echây venokhriy libhnêy 'immiy

69:10 kiy-qin'ath bêythkha 'akhâlâthniy vecherpoth chorepheykha nâphlu `âlây

69:11 vâ'ebhkeh bhatsom naphshiy vattehiy lacharâphoth liy

69:12 vâ'ettenâh lebhushiysâq vâ'ehiy lâhem lemâshâl

69:13 yâsiychu bhiy yoshebhêy shâ`ar uneghiynothshothêy shêkhâr

69:14 va'aniy thephillâthiy-lekha Adonay `êth râtson 'elohiymberobh-chasdekha `anêniy be'emeth yish`ekha

69:15 hatsiylêniy mithiythve'al-'ethbâ`âh 'innâtslâh misone'ay umimma`amaqqêy-mâyim

69:16 'al-tishthephêniy shibboleth mayim ve'al-tibhlâ`êniy metsulâh ve'al-te'thar-`âlay be'êr piyhâ

69:17 `anêniy Adonay kiy-thobh chasdekhakerobh rachameykha penêh 'êlây

69:18 ve'al-tastêr pâneykha mê`abhdekha.kiy-tsar-liy mahêr `anêniy

69:19 qorbhâh 'el-naphshiy ghe'âlâh lema`an'oyebhay pedhêniy

69:20 'attâh yâdha`tâ cherpâthiy ubhoshtiy ukhelimmâthiyneghdekha kol-tsorerây

69:21 cherpâh shâbhrâh libbiy vâ'ânushâh vâ'aqavvehlânudh vâ'ayin velamnachamiym velo' mâtsâ'thiy

69:22 vayyittenubebhâruthiy ro'sh velitsmâ'iy yashquniy chomets

69:23 yehiy-shulchânâmliphnêyhem lephâch velishlomiym lemoqêsh

69:24 techshakhnâh `êynêyhemmêre'oth umothnêyhem tâmiydh ham`adh

69:25 shephâkh-`alêyhem za`mekhavacharon 'appekha yasiyghêm

69:26 tehiy-thiyrâthâm neshammâhbe'oholêyhem 'al-yehiy yoshêbh

69:27 kiy-'attâh 'asher-hikkiythâ râdhâphuve'el-makh'obh chalâleykha yesappêru

69:28 tenâh-`âvon `al-`avonâmve'al-yâbho'u betsidhqâthekha

69:29 yimmâchu missêpher chayyiym ve`imtsaddiyqiym 'al-yikkâthêbhu

69:30 va'aniy `âniy vekho'êbh yeshu`âthkha'elohiym tesaggebhêniy

69:31 'ahalelâh shêm-'elohiym beshiyrva'aghaddelennu bhethodhâh

69:32 vethiythabh layhvh mishor pâr maqrinmaphriys

69:33 râ'u `anâviym yismâchu doreshêy 'elohiym viychiylebhabhkhem

69:34 kiy-shomêa` 'el-'ebhyoniym Adonay ve'eth-'asiyrâyvlo' bhâzâh

69:35 yehaleluhu shâmayim vâ'ârets yammiym vekhol-romêsbâm

69:36 kiy 'elohiym yoshiya` tsiyyon veyibhneh `ârêy yehudhâhveyâshbhu shâm viyrêshuhâ

69:37 vezera` `abhâdhâyv yinchâluhâ ve'ohabhêyshemo yishkenu-bhâh


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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