Amplified Bible

Psalm 69

A Cry of Distress and Imprecation on Adversaries.

To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] “Lilies.” A Psalm of David.

1Save me, O God,
For the waters have threatened my life [they have come up to my neck].

I have sunk in deep mire, where there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters, where a flood overwhelms me.

I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched;
My eyes fail while I wait [with confident expectation] for my God.

Those who hate me without cause are more than the hairs of my head;
Those who would destroy me are powerful, being my enemies wrongfully;
I am forced to restore what I did not steal.


O God, You know my folly;
My wrongs are not hidden from You.

Do not let those who wait [confidently] for You be [a]ashamed through me, O Lord [b]God of hosts;
Do not let those who seek You [as necessary for life itself] be dishonored through me, O God of Israel,

Because for Your sake I have borne reproach;
Confusion and dishonor have covered my face.

I have become estranged from my brothers
And an alien to my mother’s sons.

For zeal for Your house has consumed me,
And the [mocking] insults of those who insult You have fallen on me.
10 
When I wept and humbled myself with fasting,
It became my reproach.
11 
When I made sackcloth my clothing [as one in mourning],
I became a byword [a mere object of scorn] to them.
12 
They who sit in the [city’s] gate talk about me and mock me,
And I am the song of the drunkards.

13 
But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord, at an acceptable and opportune time;
O God, in the greatness of Your favor and in the abundance of Your lovingkindness,
Answer me with truth [that is, the faithfulness of Your salvation].
14 
Rescue me from the mire and do not let me sink;
Let me be rescued from those who hate me and from the deep waters.
15 
Do not let the floodwater overwhelm me,
Nor the deep waters swallow me up,
Nor the pit [of Sheol] shut its mouth over me.

16 
Answer me, O Lord, for Your lovingkindness is sweet and good and comforting;
According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me.
17 
Do not hide Your face from Your servant,
For I am in distress; answer me quickly.
18 
Draw near to my soul and redeem it;
Ransom me because of my enemies [so that they do not delight in my distress].
19 
You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor [how I am insulted];
My adversaries are all before You [each one fully known].

20 
Reproach and insults have broken my heart and I am so sick.
I looked for sympathy, but there was none,
And for comforters, but I found none.
21 
They (self-righteous hypocrites) also gave me gall [poisonous and bitter] for my food,
And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

22 
May their table [with all its abundance and luxury] become a snare [to them];
And when they are in peace [secure at their sacrificial feasts], may it become a trap.
23 
May their eyes be dimmed so that they cannot see,
And make their loins shake continually [in terror and weakness].
24 
Pour out Your indignation on them,
And let [the fierceness of] Your burning anger overtake them.
25 
May their encampment be desolate;
May no one dwell in their tents.
26 
For they have persecuted him whom You have struck,
And they tell of the pain of those whom You have pierced and wounded.
27 
Add [unforgiven] iniquity to their iniquity [in Your book],
And may they not come into Your [c]righteousness.
28 
May they be blotted out of the book of life [and their lives come to an end]
And may they not be recorded with the righteous (those in right standing with God).

29 
But I am sorrowful and in pain;
May Your salvation, O God, set me [securely] on high.
30 
I will praise the name of God with song
And magnify Him with thanksgiving.
31 
And it will please the Lord better than an ox
Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.
32 
The humble have seen it and are glad;
You who seek God [requiring Him as your greatest need], let your heart revive and live.
33 
For the Lord hears the needy
And does not despise His who are prisoners.

34 
Let heaven and earth praise Him,
The seas and everything that moves in them.
35 
For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah,
That His servants may remain there and possess it.
36 
The descendants of His servants will inherit it,
And those who love His name will dwell in it.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 69:6 I.e. have their expectations in Your goodness be disappointed.
  2. Psalm 69:6 Heb YHWH (Yahweh), usually rendered Lord.
  3. Psalm 69:27 I.e. be justified and acquitted by You.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 69

祈求上帝拯救的祷告

大卫作的诗,交给乐长,调用“百合花”。

1上帝啊,求你拯救我,
因为洪水快把我淹没;
我深陷泥沼,无法站稳脚;
我落入深渊,被洪流淹没。
我连连呼救,已声嘶力竭;
我期盼上帝的帮助,望眼欲穿。
无故恨我的人不计其数,
无故害我的仇敌势力强大,
逼我偿还我没有偷过的东西。
上帝啊,你知道我的愚昧,
我的罪恶也瞒不过你。
主——万军之耶和华啊,
求你不要使等候你的人因我而受辱;
以色列的上帝啊,
求你不要让信靠你的人因我而蒙羞。
我为了你的缘故遭受辱骂,
羞辱满面。
我的弟兄视我为陌生人,
我的手足看我为外人。
我对你的殿充满炙热的爱,
辱骂你之人的辱骂都落在我身上。
10 我悲伤禁食,
他们就羞辱我。
11 我披上麻衣,
他们就讥笑我。
12 我成了街谈巷议的话题,
醉汉作歌取笑我。

13 可是,耶和华啊,
在你悦纳人的时候,
我向你祷告。
上帝啊,
求你以你的大爱和信实拯救我。
14 求你救我脱离泥沼,
不要让我沉下去;
求你救我脱离恨我的人,
使我离开深渊。
15 求你不要让洪水淹没我,
深渊吞灭我,
坟墓吞噬我。

16 耶和华啊,求你答应我的祷告,
因为你充满慈爱和良善;
求你以无限的怜悯眷顾我。
17 求你不要掩面不理你的仆人。
我正身陷困境,
求你快快答应我。
18 求你前来拯救我,
把我从仇敌手中救赎出来。
19 你知道我受的辱骂、欺凌和羞辱,
你看到了我仇敌的所作所为。
20 他们的辱骂使我心碎,
令我绝望无助。
我渴望有人同情,却没有一个;
期望有人安慰,却无一人。
21 他们给我苦胆当食物,
又拿醋给我解渴。

22 愿他们面前的宴席变为网罗,
成为他们的陷阱。
23 愿他们眼目昏暗,无法看见;
愿他们哆哆嗦嗦,直不起腰来。
24 求你把烈怒倾倒在他们身上,
将怒气撒向他们。
25 愿他们的家园一片荒凉,
愿他们的帐篷无人居住。
26 因为他们迫害你击打过的人,
嘲笑你所打伤之人的痛苦。
27 求你清算他们的种种罪行,
不要让他们有份于你的拯救之恩。
28 愿他们的名字从生命册上被抹去,
不得和义人的名字列在一起。
29 上帝啊,
我陷入痛苦和忧伤,
求你拯救我,保护我。
30 我要用歌声赞美上帝的名,
以感恩的心尊崇祂。
31 这要比献上有蹄有角的公牛等祭牲更讨耶和华喜悦。
32 卑微的人看见这一切就欢喜快乐,
愿你们寻求上帝的人精神振奋。
33 耶和华垂听穷苦人的祈求,
不轻看祂被囚的子民。
34 愿天地都赞美祂,
愿海和其中的一切都赞美祂!
35 因为上帝必拯救锡安,
重建犹大的城邑。
祂的子民要住在那里,
拥有那片土地。
36 祂仆人的后裔要承受那地方为业,
凡爱祂的人都要住在那里。