1 «To the chief Musician uponOf Shoshannim, read (Psa_45:1).Shoshannim, [A Psalm] of David.» Save me, O God; for theDavid shows by the waters the great dangers he was in, out of which God delivered him.waters are come in unto [my] soul.
2 I sink in deep mire, where [there is] noNo stable firmness to settle my feet.standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mineThough his senses failed him, yet his faith was constant and encouraged him still to pray.eyes fail while I wait for my God.
4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, [being] mine enemiesCondemning me as guilty.wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored [that] which IThey judged me a thief, though innocent, and gave my goods to others, as though I had stolen them.took not away.
5 O God, thou knowest myThough I am guilty toward you, yet I am innocent toward them.foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.
6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed forDo not let my evil entreaty of the enemy be an opportunity for the faithful to fall from you.my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
7 For thy sake haue I suffred reproofe: shame hath couered my face.
8 I am become a stranger vnto my brethren, euen an aliant vnto my mothers sonnes.
9 When I saw your enemies claim your Name in mouth only, and in their life deny the same, your Holy Spirit thrust me forward to reprove them and defend your glory.For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
10 When IMy zeal moved me to lament and pray for my salvation.wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
11 I put on a sacke also: and I became a prouerbe vnto them.
12 They thatThe more he sought to win them to God, the more they were against him both the poor and the rich.sit in the gate speak against me; and I [was] the song of the drunkards.
13 But as for me, my prayer [is] unto thee, O LORD, [in] anKnowing that even though I endure trouble now, yet you have a time in which you have appointed my deliverance.acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of theHe shows a living faith, in that he believes that God is favourable towards him when he seems to be angry and at hand when he seems to be far off.deep waters.
15 Let not the water flood drowne mee, neither let the deepe swallowe me vp: and let not the pit shut her mouth vpon me.
16 Heare me, O Lord, for thy louing kindnes is good: turne vnto me according to ye multitude of thy tender mercies.
17 AndNot that he feared that God would not hear him, but that care made him think that God delayed too long.hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
18 Draw neere vnto my soule and redeeme it: deliuer me because of mine enemies.
19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mineYou see that I am beset as a sheep among many wolves.adversaries [are] all before thee.
20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: andHe shows men that it is vain to put our trust in men in our great necessity, but that our comfort only depends on God: for man increases our sorrows, then diminishes them, (Joh_19:29).I looked [for some] to take pity, but [there was] none; and for comforters, but I found none.
21 For they gaue me gall in my meate, and in my thirst they gaue me vineger to drinke.
22 Let theirHe desires God to execute his judgments against the reprobate, which cannot by any means be turned, (Rom_11:9).table become a snare before them: and [that which should have been] for [their] welfare, [let it become] a trap.
23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make theirTake both judgment and power from them, (Act_1:20).loins continually to shake.
24 Powre out thine anger vpon them, and let thy wrathfull displeasure take them.
25 Let theirPunish not only them, but their posterity, who will be like them.habitation be desolate; [and] let none dwell in their tents.
26 For they persecute him, whome thou hast smitten: and they adde vnto the sorrowe of them, whome thou hast wounded.
27 AddBy their continuance and increasing in their sins, let it be known that they are of the reprobate.iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.
28 Let them be blotted out of theThey who seemed by their profession to have been written in your book, yet by their fruits prove the contrary, let them be known as reprobates.book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
29 When I am poore and in heauinesse, thine helpe, O God, shall exalt me.
30 I will praise the Name of God with a song, and magnifie him with thankesgiuing.
31 [This] also shall please the LORD better than an ox [or]There is no sacrifice which God values more than thanksgiving for his benefits.bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
32 The humble shall see this, and they that seeke God, shalbe glad, and your heart shall liue.
33 For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not hisFor as he delivered his servant David, so will he do for all that are in distress and call on him.prisoners.
34 Let heauen and earth praise him: the seas and all that moueth in them.
35 For God will saue Zion, and builde the cities of Iudah, that men may dwell there and haue it in possession.
36 TheUnder the temporal promise of the land of Canaan, he comprehends the promise of everlasting life to the faithful and their posterity.seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.