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Monday, March 5

What I found:

Thanks to my new blogger friend Madd, I discovered this tonight.
Her post.

Psalm 69

Save me, O God, for the waters have come clear to the soul.

I have sunk down in deep mire, where there is no standing ground.

I have come into profound waters,
And a flowing stream itself has washed me away.

I have become tired by my calling out;
My throat has become hoarse.
My eyes have failed while waiting for my God.

O God, you yourself have come to know my foolishness,
And from you my own guiltiness has not been hidden.

O may those hoping in you not be ashamed because of me,
O Sovereign Lord, Jehovah of armies.

O may those seeking you not be humiliated because of me,
O God of Israel.

And I proceeded to weep with the fasting of my soul,
But it came to be for reproaches to me.

But as for me, my prayer was to you, O Jehovah,
At an acceptable time, O God.
In the abundance of your loving-kindness answer me with the truth of salvation by you.

Deliver me from the mire, that I may not sink down.
O may I be delivered from those hating me and from the deep waters.

O may not the flowing stream of waters wash me away,
Nor the depth swallow me up,
Nor the well close its mouth over me.

Answer me, O Jehovah, for your loving-kindness is good.
According to the multitude of your mercies turn to me,

And do not conceal your face from your servant.
Because I am in sore straits, answer me quickly.

Do come near to my soul, reclaim it;
On account of my enemies redeem me.

But I am afflicted and aching
May your own salvation, O God, protect me.

I will praise the name of God with song,
And I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

The meek ones will certainly see it; they will rejoice.
You who are seeking God, let your heart also keep alive.

For Jehovah is listening to the poor ones,
And he will indeed not despise his very own prisoners.
Let heaven and earth praise him,
The seas and everything moving about in them.

For God himself will save Zion
And will build the cities of Judah;
And they will certainly dwell there and take possession of it.
And the offspring of his servants themselves will inherit it,
And those loving his name will be the ones to reside in it.


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