for the waters have come up to my neck!
I have come into deep waters
and a flood has swept over me.
My throat is dry.
My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
are more numerous than the hairs of my head.
Those who want to put an end to me are mighty,
my lying enemies.
What I did not steal, I must now restore.
And my wrongdoings are not hidden from you.
be put to shame because of me,
O Lord, Yahweh of Armies.
Let not those who seek you
be dishonored because of me,
O God of Israel.
Shame has covered my face.
yes, a foreigner to my mother’s sons.
The reproaches of those who reproach you
have fallen on me.
then my zeal became my reproach.
then I became a mockery to them.
And I am the songs of the drunkards.
my prayer is to you, O Yahweh,
for a favorable time.
O God, in the abundance of your covenant faithfulness,
answer me with your faithful deliverance!
Let me be delivered from those who hate me,
yes, from the deep waters.
nor let the deep swallow me.
And do not let the pit close its mouth on me.
for your covenant faithfulness is good.
According to the greatness of your tender mercies,
turn to me!
for I am in distress.
Answer me quickly!
Ransom me because of my enemies!
my shame and my dishonor.
All my adversaries are before you.
and I am sick.
I looked for some to show sympathy,
but there was none;
and for comforters, but I found none.
And for my thirst,
they gave me vinegar to drink.
And a trap for their close friends.
Let their loins tremble continuously.
Let your burning anger overtake them.
Let no one dwell in their tents.
They tell of the pain of those whom you have wounded.
And do not let them come into your righteousness.
and let them not be written with the righteous.
Let your salvation, O God, set me securely up high.
and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
more than a young bull that has horns and hoofs.
You who seek after God, may your heart live!
and he does not despise prisoners who belong to him.
the seas, and everything that moves in them!
and rebuild the cities of Judah.
Yes, they will live there and inherit it.
Yes, those who love his name will remain in it.