36The waters reach up to my neck. Gods servant almost submerged by the waters of suffering and death calls to the Lord for help. Christ has applied to himself several terms of this prayer. After having been saved from death, he will be the happiness of all who seek God.
2 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
3 I am sunk in the miry depths where there is no foothold
4 I am weary from calling for help
5 More than the hairs of my head are those who hate me for no reason
6 Had I done wrong, O God, you would know it
7 Let me not bring disgrace to those who hope in you, O Lord God of hosts
7 8 since I am held in contempt for your sake, and shame has covered my face.
9 I have become a stranger to my kindred, an alien to my mothers sons.
10 Zeal for your house consumes me as fire and those who insult you insult me as well.
11 When I humbled myself with fasting, I was scorned for it.
12 When I put on sackcloth, I was made a laughingstock.
13 I have become the talk of those who sit at the gates, the topic of the drunkards songs.
14 But I pray to you, O Lord, at a time most favorable to you. In your great love, O God, answer me with your unfailing help.
15 Rescue me, lest I sink in the mire
16 Let not the flood engulf me, nor the deep suck me in, let not the pit close its mouth upon me.
17 In your mercy, O Lord, give me a good answer
18 Hide not your face from your servant
19 Come and rescue me
20 You know the disgrace I suffer, and you know my oppressors and my humiliations.
21 Dishonor has driven me to despair
22 They gave me poison for food and vinegar to drink.
23 May snares be set for them in their banquets and traps in their sacred feasts.
24 May their eyes grow dim, so that they will not see
25 Pour out your fury upon them, and let your burning anger overtake them.
26 Make their camp desolate
27 for they persecute the one you have wounded, and increased the pain of the one you have struck.
28 Charge them with crime upon crime, and do not acquit them.
29 Blot them out of the book of life, and do not enroll them among the upright.
30 But I myself am humbled and wounded
31 I will praise the name of God in song
32 This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and divided hoofs.
33 Let the lowly witness this and be glad. You who seek God, may your hearts be revived.
34 For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise those in captivity.
35 Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and whatever moves in them.
36 For God will save Zion and re build the cities of Judah. His people shall dwell in the land and possess it
37 the children of his servants shall inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell in it.