1 Save me, O God, For the awaters have threatened my life. 2 I have sunk in deep amire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a bflood overflows me. 3 I am aweary with my crying; my throat is parched; My beyes fail while I wait for my God. 4 Those awho hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who would destroy me bare powerful, being wrongfully my enemies; cWhat I did not steal, I then have to restore. 5 O God, it is You who knows amy folly, And bmy wrongs are not hidden from You. 6 May those who wait for You not abe ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel, 7 Because afor Your sake I have borne reproach; bDishonor has covered my face. 8 I have become aestranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother's sons. 9 For azeal for Your house has consumed me, And bthe reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me. 10 When I wept ain my soul with fasting, It became my reproach. 11 When I made asackcloth my clothing, I became ba byword to them. 12 Those who asit in the gate talk about me, And I am the bsong of the drunkards. 13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord, aat an acceptable time; O God, in the bgreatness of Your lovingkindness, Answer me with Your saving truth. 14 Deliver me from the amire and do not let me sink; May I be bdelivered from my foes and from the adeep waters. 15 May the aflood of water not overflow me Nor the deep swallow me up, Nor the bpit shut its mouth on me. 16 Answer me, O Lord, for aYour lovingkindness is good; bAccording to the greatness of Your compassion, cturn to me, 17 And ado not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am bin distress; answer me quickly. 18 Oh draw near to my soul and aredeem it; bRansom me because of my enemies! 19 You know my areproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You. 20 Reproach has abroken my heart and I am so sick. And bI looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for ccomforters, but I found none. 21 They also gave me agall for my food And for my thirst they bgave me vinegar to drink. 22 May atheir table before them become a snare; And bwhen they are in peace, may it become a trap. 23 May their aeyes grow dim so that they cannot see, And make their bloins shake continually. 24 aPour out Your indignation on them, And may Your burning anger overtake them. 25 May their acamp be desolate; May none dwell in their tents. 26 For they have apersecuted him whom bYou Yourself have smitten, And they tell of the pain of those whom cYou have wounded. 27 Add ainiquity to their iniquity, And bmay they not come into cYour righteousness. 28 May they be ablotted out of the bbook of life And may they not be crecorded with the righteous. 29 But I am aafflicted and in pain; May Your salvation, O God, bset me securely on high. 30 I will apraise the name of God with song And bmagnify Him with cthanksgiving. 31 And it will aplease the Lord better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs. 32 The ahumble have seen it and are glad; You who seek God, blet your heart revive. 33 For athe Lord hears the needy And bdoes not despise His who are prisoners. 34 Let aheaven and earth praise Him, The seas and beverything that moves in them. 35 For God will asave Zion and bbuild the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and cpossess it. 36 The adescendants of His servants will inherit it, And those who love His name bwill dwell in it.