2 I sink in deep vmire,
and the flood wsweeps over me.
3 xI am weary with my crying out;
ymy throat is parched.
zMy eyes grow dim
with awaiting for my God.
4 bMore in number than the hairs of my head
ethose who attack me with lies.
6 Let not those who hope in you fbe put to shame through me,
7 For it is gfor your sake that I have borne reproach,
8 I have become ha stranger to my brothers,
9 For izeal for your house has consumed me,
and jthe reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.
10 When I wept and humbled2 my soul with fasting,
11 When I made ksackcloth my clothing,
I became la byword to them.
12 I am the talk of those who msit in the gate,
and the drunkards make nsongs about me.
13 But as for me, my oprayer is to you, O Lord.
At pan acceptable time, O God,
from sinking in qthe mire;
rlet me be delivered from my enemies
and from sthe deep waters.
16 Answer me, O Lord, for your vsteadfast love is good;
17 yHide not your face from your servant;
19 You know my breproach,
20 bReproaches have broken my heart,
so that I am in cdespair.
and for fcomforters, but I found none.
21 They gave me gpoison for food,
and for my thirst they gave me hsour wine to drink.
23 lLet their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see,
mand make their loins tremble continually.
25 nMay their camp be a desolation;
and they recount the pain of qthose you have wounded.
27 rAdd to them punishment upon punishment;
may they have no acquittal from you.4
28 Let them be sblotted out of the book of the living;
let them not be tenrolled among the righteous.
let your salvation, O God, uset me on high!
30 I will vpraise the name of God with a song;
31 This will yplease the Lord more than an ox
or a bull zwith horns and hoofs.
32 When athe humble see it they will be glad;
you who seek God, alet your hearts revive.
and bdoes not despise his own people who are prisoners.
34 Let cheaven and earth praise him,
35 For dGod will save Zion
36 ethe offspring of his servants shall inherit it,
 69:1 Or waters threaten my life
 69:10 Hebrew lacks and humbled
 69:22 Hebrew; a slight revocalization yields (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome) a snare, and retribution and a trap
 69:27 Hebrew may they not come into your righteousness