Salvum me fac.

Save | me, O God;

* for the waters are come in, | even •unto• my soul.

2 I stick fast in the deep mire, where no | ground is;

* I am come into deep waters, so that the | floods run over me.

3 I am weary of crying; my | throat is dry;

* my sight faileth me for waiting so | long upon my God.

4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs | of my head;

* they that are mine enemies, and would de- | -stroy me •guiltless,• are mighty.

5 I paid them the things that I | never took:

* God, thou knowest my simpleness, and my faults | are not hid from thee.

6 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.

7 And why? for thy sake have I | suffered• reproof;

* shame hath | covered my face.

8 I am become a stranger | unto• my brethren,

* even an alien | unto• my mother's children.

9 For the zeal of thine house hath even | eaten me;

* and the rebukes of them that rebuked | thee are •fallen• upon me.

10 I wept, and chastened my- | -self with fasting,

* and that was | turned to my reproof.

11 I put on | sackcloth also,

* and they | jested• upon me.

12 They that sit in the gate | speak against me,

* and the | drunkards• make songs upon me.

13 But, LORD, I make my prayer | unto thee

* in | an ac•cepta•ble time.

14 Hear me, O God, in the multitude | of thy mercy,

* even in the | truth of thy salvation.

15 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.

16 Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep | swallow• me up;

* and let not the pit | shut her mouth upon me.

17 Hear me, O LORD, for thy loving- | kindness• is comfortable;

* turn thee unto me according to the | multi•tude of thy mercies.

18 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for | I am• in trouble:

* O | haste thee, and hear me.

19 Draw nigh unto my | soul, and save it;

* O deliver me, be- | -cause of mine enemies.

20 Thou hast known my reproach, my shame, and | my dishonour:

* mine adversaries are | all in thy sight.

21 Reproach 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.

22 They gave me | gall to eat;

* and when I was thirsty they gave me | vinegar to drink.

23 Let their table be made a snare to take them- | -selves withal;

* and let the things that should have been for their wealth be unto them | an oc•casion• of falling.

24 Let their eyes be blinded, | that they see not;

* and ever | bow thou down their backs.

25 Pour out thine indig- | -nation• upon them,

* and let thy wrathful dis- | -pleasure• take hold of them.

26 Let their habit- | -ation• be void,

* and no man to | dwell in their tents.

27 For they persecute him whom | thou hast smitten;

* and they talk how they may vex | them whom thou hast wounded.

28 Let them fall from one wickedness | to another,

* and | not come •into• thy righteousness.

29 Let them be wiped out of the book | of the living,

* and not be | written• among the righteous.

30 As for me, when I am poor | and in heaviness,

* thy help, O | God, shall lift me up.

31 I will praise the Name of God | with a song,

* and magni- | -fy it• with thanksgiving.

32 This also shall | please the LORD

* better than a bullock | that hath horns and hoofs.

33 The humble shall consider this, | and be glad:

* seek ye after God, | and your soul shall live.

34 For the LORD | heareth• the poor,

* and de- | -spiseth not his prisoners.

35 Let heaven and | earth praise him:

* the sea, and | all that •moveth• therein.

36 For God will save Sion, and build the | cities• of Judah,

* that men may dwell there, and | have it in possession.

37 The posterity also of his servants shall in- | -herit it;

* and they that love his | Name shall dwell therein.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end.  Amen.

        2nd half: v. 37