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 with 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 my head: They that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: That which I took not away I have to restore. 5: O God, thou knowest my foolishness; And my sins are not hid from thee. 6: Let not them that wait for thee be put to shame through me, O Lord Jehovah of hosts: Let not those that seek thee be brought to dishonor through me, 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 thy house hath eaten me up; And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me. 10: When I wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting, That was to my reproach. 11: When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword unto them. 12: They that sit in the gate talk of me; And [I am] the song of the drunkards. 13: But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Jehovah, in an acceptable time: O God, in the abundance of thy lovingkindness, Answer 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 overwhelm me, Neither let the deep shallow me up; And let not the pit shut its mouth upon me. 16: Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me. 17: And hide not thy face from thy servant; For I am in distress; answer me speedily. 18: Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: Ransom me because of mine enemies. 19: Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: 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 food; And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. 22: Let their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, [let it become] a trap. 23: Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; And make their loins continually to shake. 24: Pour out thine indignation upon them, And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake them. 25: Let their habitation be desolate; Let none dwell in their tents. 26: For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; And they tell of the sorrow 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 life, 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: And it will please Jehovah better than an ox, [Or] a bullock that hath horns and hoofs. 32: The meek have seen it, and are glad: Ye that seek after God, let your heart live. 33: For Jehovah heareth the needy, And despiseth not his prisoners. 34: Let heaven and earth praise him, The seas, and everything that moveth therein. 35: For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; And they shall abide 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.