Salvum me fac
Save me, O God *
for the waters are come in, even unto my soul.
I stick fast in the deep mire, where no ground is *
I am come into deep waters, so that the floods run over me.
I am weary of crying; my throat is dry *
my sight faileth me for waiting so long upon my God.
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head *
they that are mine enemies, and would destroy me guiltless, are mighty.
I paid them the things that I never took *
God, thou knowest my simpleness, and my faults are not hid from thee.
Let not them that trust in thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my cause *
let not those that seek thee be confounded through me, O Lord God of Israel.
And why? for thy sake have I suffered reproof *
shame hath covered my face.
I am become a stranger unto my brethren *
even an alien unto my mother’s children.
For the zeal of thine house hath even eaten me *
and the rebukes of them that rebuked thee are fallen upon me.
I wept, and chastened myself with fasting *
and that was turned to my reproof.
I put on sackcloth also *
and they jested upon me.
They that sit in the gate speak against me *
and the drunkards make songs upon me.
But, Lord, I make my prayer unto thee *
in an acceptable time.
Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy mercy *
even in the truth of thy salvation.
Take me out of the mire, that I sink not *
O let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up *
and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving-kindness is comfortable *
turn thee unto me according to the multitude of thy mercies.
And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble *
O haste thee, and hear me.
Draw nigh unto my soul, and save it *
O deliver me, because of mine enemies.
Thou hast known my reproof, my shame, and my dishonour *
mine adversaries are all in thy sight.
Thy rebuke hath broken my heart; I am full of heaviness *
I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me.
They gave me gall to eat *
and when I was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink.
Let their table be made a snare to take themselves withal *
and let the things that should have been for their wealth be unto them an occasion of falling.
Let their eyes be blinded, that they see not *
and ever bow thou down their backs.
Pour out thine indignation upon them *
and let thy wrathful displeasure take hold of them.
Let their habitation be void *
and no man to dwell in their tents.
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten *
and they talk how they may vex them whom thou hast wounded.
Let them fall from one wickedness to another *
and not come into thy righteousness.
Let them be wiped out of the book of the living *
and not be written among the righteous.
As for me, when I am poor and in heaviness *
thy help, O God, shall lift me up.
I will praise the Name of God with a song *
and magnify it with thanksgiving.
This also shall please the Lord *
better than a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
The humble shall consider this, and be glad *
seek ye after God, and your soul shall live.
For the Lord heareth the poor *
and despiseth not his prisoners.
Let heaven and earth praise him *
the sea, and all that moveth therein.
For God will save Sion, and build the cities of Judah *
that men may dwell there, and have it in possession.
The posterity also of his servants shall inherit it *
and they that love his Name shall dwell therein.
Deus, in adjutorium
Haste thee, O God, to deliver me *
make haste to help me, O Lord.
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul *
let them be turned backward and put to confusion that wish me evil.
Let them for their reward be soon brought to shame *
that cry over me, There, there.
But let all those that seek thee be joyful and glad in thee *
and let all such as delight in thy salvation say alway, The Lord be praised.
As for me, I am poor and in misery *
haste thee unto me, O God.
Thou art my helper and my redeemer *
O Lord, make no long tarrying.