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 (Traditional)

詩篇 69

祈求上帝拯救的禱告

大衛作的詩,交給樂長,調用「百合花」。

1上帝啊,求你拯救我,
因為洪水快把我淹沒;
我深陷泥沼,無法站穩腳;
我落入深淵,被洪流淹沒。
我連連呼救,已聲嘶力竭;
我期盼上帝的幫助,望眼欲穿。
無故恨我的人不計其數,
無故害我的仇敵勢力強大,
逼我償還我沒有偷過的東西。
上帝啊,你知道我的愚昧,
我的罪惡也瞞不過你。
主——萬軍之耶和華啊,
求你不要使等候你的人因我而受辱;
以色列的上帝啊,
求你不要讓信靠你的人因我而蒙羞。
我為了你的緣故遭受辱罵,
羞辱滿面。
我的弟兄視我為陌生人,
我的手足看我為外人。
我對你的殿充滿炙熱的愛,
辱罵你之人的辱罵都落在我身上。
10 我悲傷禁食,
他們就羞辱我。
11 我披上麻衣,
他們就譏笑我。
12 我成了街談巷議的話題,
醉漢作歌取笑我。

13 可是,耶和華啊,
在你悅納人的時候,
我向你禱告。
上帝啊,
求你以你的大愛和信實拯救我。
14 求你救我脫離泥沼,
不要讓我沉下去;
求你救我脫離恨我的人,
使我離開深淵。
15 求你不要讓洪水淹沒我,
深淵吞滅我,
墳墓吞噬我。

16 耶和華啊,求你答應我的禱告,
因為你充滿慈愛和良善;
求你以無限的憐憫眷顧我。
17 求你不要掩面不理你的僕人。
我正身陷困境,
求你快快答應我。
18 求你前來拯救我,
把我從仇敵手中救贖出來。
19 你知道我受的辱罵、欺凌和羞辱,
你看到了我仇敵的所作所為。
20 他們的辱罵使我心碎,
令我絕望無助。
我渴望有人同情,卻沒有一個;
期望有人安慰,卻無一人。
21 他們給我苦膽當食物,
又拿醋給我解渴。

22 願他們面前的宴席變為網羅,
成為他們的陷阱。
23 願他們眼目昏暗,無法看見;
願他們哆哆嗦嗦,直不起腰來。
24 求你把烈怒傾倒在他們身上,
將怒氣撒向他們。
25 願他們的家園一片荒涼,
願他們的帳篷無人居住。
26 因為他們迫害你擊打過的人,
嘲笑你所打傷之人的痛苦。
27 求你清算他們的種種罪行,
不要讓他們有份於你的拯救之恩。
28 願他們的名字從生命冊上被抹去,
不得和義人的名字列在一起。
29 上帝啊,
我陷入痛苦和憂傷,
求你拯救我,保護我。
30 我要用歌聲讚美上帝的名,
以感恩的心尊崇祂。
31 這要比獻上有蹄有角的公牛等祭牲更討耶和華喜悅。
32 卑微的人看見這一切就歡喜快樂,
願你們尋求上帝的人精神振奮。
33 耶和華垂聽窮苦人的祈求,
不輕看祂被囚的子民。
34 願天地都讚美祂,
願海和其中的一切都讚美祂!
35 因為上帝必拯救錫安,
重建猶大的城邑。
祂的子民要住在那裡,
擁有那片土地。
36 祂僕人的後裔要承受那地方為業,
凡愛祂的人都要住在那裡。