A Plea For Rescue

1 For the choir director; according to (a)Shoshannim. A Psalm of David.Save me, O God,For the (A)waters have (b)threatened my life.

1 {To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David.} Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

1 For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.”(a) Davidic.Save me, God,for the water has risen to my neck.(A)

1 Deliver me, God, because the waters are up to my neck.

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

2 I have sunk in deep (B)mire, and there is no foothold;I have come into deep waters, and a (c)(C)flood overflows me.

2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

2 I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing;I have come into deep waters,and a flood sweeps over me.(B)

2 I am sinking in deep mire, and there is no solid ground. I have come into deep water, and the flood overwhelms me.

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

3 I am (D)weary with my crying; my throat is parched;My (E)eyes fail while I wait for my God.

3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

3 I am weary from my crying;my throat is parched.My eyes fail, looking for my God.(C)

3 I am exhausted from calling for help. My throat is parched. My eyes are strained from looking for God.

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

4 Those (F)who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head;Those who would (d)destroy me (G)are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies;(H)What I did not steal, I then have to restore.

4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

4 Those who hate me without causeare more numerous than the hairs of my head;my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me,are powerful.(D)Though I did not steal, I must repay.(E)

4 Those who hate me without cause are more than the hairs of my head. My persecutors are mighty, and they want to destroy me. Must I be forced to return what I did not steal?

4 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.(A)

5 O God, it is You who knows (I)my folly,And (J)my wrongs are not hidden from You.

5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

5 God, You know my foolishness,and my guilty acts are not hidden from You.(F)

5 God, you know my sins, and my guilt is not hidden from you.

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

6 May those who wait for You not (K)be ashamed through me, O Lord (e)God of hosts;May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel,

6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

6 Do not let those who put their hope in Yoube disgraced because of me,Lord God of Hosts;do not let those who seek Yoube humiliated because of me,God of Israel.(G)

6 Do not let those who look up to you be ashamed because of me, Lord God of the Heavenly Armies. Let not those who seek you be humiliated because of me, God of Israel.

6 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,

7 Because (L)for Your sake I have borne reproach;(M)Dishonor has covered my face.

7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

7 For I have endured insults because of You,and shame has covered my face.(H)

7 I am being mocked because of you. Dishonor overwhelms me.

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

8 I have become (N)estranged (f)from my brothersAnd an alien to my mother’s sons.

8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

8 I have become a stranger to my brothersand a foreigner to my mother’s sons(I)

8 I am a stranger to my brothers, a foreigner to my mother's sons.

8 I have become estranged from my brothersAnd an alien to my mother’s sons.(B)

9 For (O)zeal for Your house has consumed me,And (P)the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.

9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

9 because zeal for Your house has consumed me,(J)and the insults of those who insult Youhave fallen on me.(K)

9 Zeal for your house consumes me, and the mockeries of those who insult you fall on me.

9 For zeal for Your house has consumed me,And the [mocking] insults of those who insult You have fallen on me.(C)

10 When I wept (Q)in my soul with fasting,It became my reproach.

10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

10 I mourned and fasted,but it brought me insults.(L)

10 I weep and fast, and I am mocked for it.

10 When I wept and humbled myself with fasting,It became my reproach.

11 When I made (R)sackcloth my clothing,I became (S)a byword to them.

11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

11 I wore sackcloth as my clothing,and I was a joke to them.

11 When I dressed in sackcloth, I became an object of gossip among them.

11 When I made sackcloth my clothing [as one in mourning],I became a byword [a mere object of scorn] to them.

12 Those who (T)sit in the gate talk about me,And I am the (g)(U)song of the drunkards.

12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

12 Those who sit at the city gate talk about me,and drunkards make up songs about me.(M)

12 The prominent people mock me, composing drinking songs.

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, (V)at an acceptable time;O God, in the (W)greatness of Your lovingkindness,Answer me with (h)Your saving truth.

13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

13 But as for me, Lord,my prayer to You is for a time of favor.In Your abundant, faithful love, God,answer me with Your sure salvation.(N)

13 As for me, LORD, may my prayer to you come at a favorable time. God, in the abundance of your gracious love, answer me with your sure deliverance.

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 Deliver me from the (X)mire and do not let me sink;May I be (Y)delivered from (i)my foes and from the (j)(Z)deep waters.

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.

14 Rescue me from the miry mud; don’t let me sink.Let me be rescued from those who hate meand from the deep waters.(O)

14 Rescue me from the mud and do not let me sink. Rescue me from those who hate me, and from the deep waters.

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 May the (k)(AA)flood of water not overflow meNor the deep swallow me up,Nor the (AB)pit shut its mouth on me.

15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

15 Don’t let the floodwaters sweep over meor the deep swallow me up;don’t let the Pit close its mouth over me.(P)

15 Let neither the floodwaters overwhelm me nor let the deep swallow me up, nor the mouth of the well close over me.

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 (AC)Your lovingkindness is good;(AD)According to the greatness of Your compassion, (AE)turn to me,

16 Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

16 Answer me, Lord,for Your faithful love is good;in keeping with Your great compassion,turn to me.(Q)

16 Answer me, LORD, for your gracious love is good; Turn to me in keeping with your great compassion,

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 And (AF)do not hide Your face from Your servant,For I am (AG)in distress; answer me quickly.

17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

17 Don’t hide Your face from Your servant,for I am in distress.Answer me quickly!(R)

17 and do not ignore your servant, because I am in distress. Hurry to answer me!

17 Do not hide Your face from Your servant,For I am in distress; answer me quickly.

18 Oh draw near to my soul and (AH)redeem it;(AI)Ransom me because of my enemies!

18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

18 Draw near to me and redeem me;ransom me because of my enemies.(S)

18 Draw near and redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies.

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 (AJ)reproach and my shame and my dishonor;All my adversaries are (l)before You.

19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.

19 You know the insults I endure—my shame and disgrace.You are aware of all my adversaries.(T)

19 Truly you know my reproach, shame, and disgrace. All my enemies are known to you.

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 has (AK)broken my heart and I am so sick.And (AL)I looked for sympathy, but there was none,And for (AM)comforters, but I found none.

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.

20 Insults have broken my heart,and I am in despair.I waited for sympathy,but there was none;for comforters, but found no one.(U)

20 Insults broke my heart. I despaired and looked for sympathy; but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.

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 also gave me (m)(AN)gall (n)for my foodAnd for my thirst they (AO)gave me vinegar to drink.

21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

21 Instead, they gave me gall(b) for my food,and for my thirstthey gave me vinegar to drink.(V)

21 They put poison in my food, in my thirst they forced me to drink vinegar.

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.(D)

22 May (AP)their table before them become a snare;And (o)(AQ)when they are in peace, may it become a trap.

22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

22 Let their table set before them be a snare,and let it be a trap for their allies.(W)

22 May their dining tables entrap them, and become a snare for their allies.

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 (AR)eyes grow dim so that they cannot see,And make their (AS)loins shake continually.

23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

23 Let their eyes grow too dim to see,and let their loins continually shake.(X)

23 May their eyes be blinded and may their bodies tremble continuously.

23 May their eyes be dimmed so that they cannot see,And make their loins shake continually [in terror and weakness].

24 (AT)Pour out Your indignation on them,And may Your burning anger overtake them.

24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

24 Pour out Your rage on them,and let Your burning anger overtake them.(Y)

24 May you pour out your fury on them. May your burning anger overtake them.

24 Pour out Your indignation on them,And let [the fierceness of] Your burning anger overtake them.

25 May their (p)(AU)camp be desolate;May none dwell in their tents.

25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

25 Make their fortification desolate;may no one live in their tents.(Z)

25 May their camp become desolate and their tents remain unoccupied.

25 May their encampment be desolate;May no one dwell in their tents.(E)

26 For they have (AV)persecuted him whom (AW)You Yourself have smitten,And they tell of the pain of those whom (AX)You have (q)wounded.

26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

26 For they persecute the one You struckand talk about the pain of those You wounded.(AA)

26 For they persecute those whom you have struck, and they brag about the pain of those you have wounded.

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 (AY)iniquity to their iniquity,And (AZ)may they not come into (BA)Your righteousness.

27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

27 Add guilt to their guilt;do not let them share in Your righteousness.(AB)

27 May you punish them for their crimes; may they receive no verdict of innocence from you.

27 Add [unforgiven] iniquity to their iniquity [in Your book],And may they not come into Your (c)righteousness.

28 May they be (BB)blotted out of the (BC)book of lifeAnd may they not be (r)(BD)recorded with the righteous.

28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

28 Let them be erased from the book of lifeand not be recorded with the righteous.(AC)

28 May they be erased from the Book of Life, and their names not be written with the righteous.

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).(F)

29 But I am (BE)afflicted and in pain;(s)May Your salvation, O God, (BF)set me securely on high.

29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

29 But as for me—poor and in pain—let Your salvation protect me, God.(AD)

29 As for me, I am afflicted and hurting; may your deliverance, God, establish me on high.

29 But I am sorrowful and in pain;May Your salvation, O God, set me [securely] on high.

30 I will (BG)praise the name of God with songAnd (BH)magnify Him with (BI)thanksgiving.

30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

30 I will praise God’s name with songand exalt Him with thanksgiving.(AE)

30 Let me praise the name of God with a song that I may magnify him with thanksgiving.

30 I will praise the name of God with songAnd magnify Him with thanksgiving.

31 And it will (BJ)please the Lord better than an oxOr a young bull with horns and hoofs.

31 This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

31 That will please Yahweh more than an ox,more than a bull with horns and hooves.(AF)

31 That will please the LORD more than oxen and bulls with horns and hooves.

31 And it will please the Lord better than an oxOr a young bull with horns and hoofs.

32 The (BK)humble (t)have seen it and are glad;You who seek God, (BL)let your heart (u)revive.

32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

32 The humble will see it and rejoice.You who seek God, take heart!(AG)

32 The afflicted will watch and rejoice. May you who seek God take courage.

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.(G)

33 For (BM)the Lord hears the needyAnd (BN)does not despise His who are prisoners.

33 For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

33 For the Lord listens to the needyand does not despiseHis own who are prisoners.(AH)

33 For the LORD listens to the needy and doesn't despise those in bondage.

33 For the Lord hears the needyAnd does not despise His who are prisoners.

34 Let (BO)heaven and earth praise Him,The seas and (BP)everything that moves in them.

34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

34 Let heaven and earth praise Him,the seas and everything that moves in them,(AI)

34 Let the heavens and earth praise him, along with the sea and its swarming creatures.

34 Let heaven and earth praise Him,The seas and everything that moves in them.

35 For God will (BQ)save Zion and (BR)build the cities of Judah,That they may dwell there and (BS)possess it.

35 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

35 for God will save Zionand build up(c) the cities of Judah.They will live there and possess it.(AJ)

35 For God will deliver Zion and will rebuild the cities of Judah so they may live there and possess them.

35 For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah,That His servants may remain there and possess it.

36 The (v)(BT)descendants of His servants will inherit it,And those who love His name (BU)will dwell in it.

36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

36 The descendants of His servants will inherit it,and those who love His name will live in it.(AK)

36 The descendants of his servants will inherit it, and those who cherish his name will live there. To the Music director. Davidic. As a memorial.

36 The descendants of His servants will inherit it,And those who love His name will dwell in it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org