Psalms, Chapter 69
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69:1 (To the chief Musician upon a Shoshannim, [A Psalm] of
David.) Save me, O God; for the b waters are come in
unto [my] soul.
(a) Of Shoshannim, read (Ps 45:1).
69:2 I sink in deep mire, where [there is] no c standing: I am
come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
(b) David shows by the waters the great dangers he was in,
out of which God delivered him.
(c) No stable firmness to settle my feet.
69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine d eyes
fail while I wait for my God.
(d) Though his senses failed him, yet his faith was
constant and encouraged him still to pray.
69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs
of mine head: they that would destroy me, [being] mine
enemies e wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored [that]
which I f took not away.
(e) Condemning me as guilty.
69:5 O God, thou knowest my g foolishness; and my sins are not
hid from thee.
(f) They judged me a thief, though innocent, and gave my
goods to others, as though I had stolen them.
(g) Though I am guilty toward you, yet I am innocent toward
69:6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be
ashamed for h my sake: let not those that seek thee be
confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
(h) Do not let my evil entreaty of the enemy be an
opportunity for the faithful to fall from you.
69:9 i For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the
reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
(i) When I saw your enemies claim your Name in mouth only,
and in their life deny the same, your Holy Spirit
thrust me forward to reprove them and defend your
69:10 When I k wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting,
that was to my reproach.
(k) My zeal moved me to lament and pray for my salvation.
69:12 They that l sit in the gate speak against me; and I
[was] the song of the drunkards.
(l) The more he sought to win them to God, the more they
were against him both the poor and the rich.
69:13 But as for me, my prayer [is] unto thee, O LORD, [in] an
m acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy
hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
(m) Knowing that even though I endure trouble now, yet you
have a time in which you have appointed my
69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be
delivered from them that hate me, and out of the n deep
(n) He shows a living faith, in that he believes that God
is favourable towards him when he seems to be angry
and at hand when he seems to be far off.
69:17 And o hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in
trouble: hear me speedily.
(o) Not that he feared that God would not hear him, but
that care made him think that God delayed too long.
69:19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my
dishonour: mine p adversaries [are] all before thee.
(p) You see that I am beset as a sheep among many wolves.
69:20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness:
and q I looked [for some] to take pity, but [there was]
none; and for comforters, but I found none.
(q) He shows men that it is vain to put our trust in men
in our great necessity, but that our comfort only
depends on God: for man increases our sorrows, then
diminishes them, (Joh 19:29).
69:22 Let their r table become a snare before them: and [that
which should have been] for [their] welfare, [let it
become] a trap.
(r) He desires God to execute his judgments against the
reprobate, which cannot by any means be turned,
69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make
their s loins continually to shake.
(s) Take both judgment and power from them, (Ac 1:20).
69:25 Let their t habitation be desolate; [and] let none dwell
in their tents.
(t) Punish not only them, but their posterity, who will be
69:27 Add u iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not
come into thy righteousness.
(u) By their continuance and increasing in their sins, let
it be known that they are of the reprobate.
69:28 Let them be blotted out of the x book of the living, and
not be written with the righteous.
(x) They who seemed by their profession to have been
written in your book, yet by their fruits prove the
contrary, let them be known as reprobates.
69:31 [This] also shall please the LORD better than an ox [or]
y bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
(y) There is no sacrifice which God values more than
thanksgiving for his benefits.
69:33 For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his z
(z) For as he delivered his servant David, so will he do
for all that are in distress and call on him.
69:36 The a seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and
they that love his name shall dwell therein.
(a) Under the temporal promise of the land of Canaan, he
comprehends the promise of everlasting life to the
faithful and their posterity.
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