Let the bountiful table set before them become a snare, and let their security become a trap.
1 Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck.
3 I am exhausted from crying for help; my throat is parched and dry. My eyes are swollen with weeping, waiting for my God to help me.
5 O God, you know how foolish I am; my sins cannot be hidden from you.
7 For I am mocked and shamed for your sake; humiliation is written all over my face.
9 Passion for your house burns within me, so those who insult you are also insulting me.
10 When I weep and fast before the LORD, they scoff at me.
11 When I dress in sackcloth to show sorrow, they make fun of me.
12 I am the favorite topic of town gossip, and all the drunkards sing about me.
13 But I keep right on praying to you, LORD, hoping this is the time you will show me favor. In your unfailing love, O God, answer my prayer with your sure salvation.
16 Answer my prayers, O LORD, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Turn and take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful.
18 Come and rescue me; free me from all my enemies.
19 You know the insults I endure--the humiliation and disgrace. You have seen all my enemies and know what they have said.
20 Their insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. If only one person would show some pity; if only one would turn and comfort me.
21 But instead, they give me poison for food; they offer me sour wine to satisfy my thirst.
22 Let the bountiful table set before them become a snare, and let their security become a trap.
23 Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see, and let their bodies grow weaker and weaker.
24 Pour out your fury on them; consume them with your burning anger.
25 May their homes become desolate and their tents be deserted.
26 To those you have punished, they add insult to injury; they scoff at the pain of those you have hurt.
29 I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.
31 For this will please the LORD more than sacrificing an ox or presenting a bull with its horns and hooves.
33 For the LORD hears the cries of his needy ones; he does not despise his people who are oppressed.
34 Praise him, O heaven and earth, the seas and all that move in them.
35 For God will save Jerusalem and rebuild the towns of Judah. His people will live there and take possession of the land.
36 The descendants of those who obey him will inherit the land, and those who love him will live there in safety.