Psa. 69:4 ¶ More in number than the hairs of my head
are those who hate me without cause;
mighty are those who would destroy me,
those who attack me with lies.
What I did not steal
must I now restore?
Psa. 69:5O God, you know my folly;
the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.
Psa. 69:6 ¶ Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me,
O Lord God of hosts;
let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me,
O God of Israel.
Psa. 69:7For it is for your sake that I have borne reproach,
that dishonor has covered my face.
Psa. 69:8I have become a stranger to my brothers,
an alien to my mother’s sons.
Psa. 69:9 ¶ For zeal for your house has consumed me,
and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.
Psa. 69:10When I wept and humbled my soul with fasting,
it became my reproach.
Psa. 69:11When I made sackcloth my clothing,
I became a byword to them.
Psa. 69:12I am the talk of those who sit in the gate,
and the drunkards make songs about me.
Psa. 69:13 ¶ But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord.
At an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
Psa. 69:14Deliver me
from sinking in the mire;
let me be delivered from my enemies
and from the deep waters.
Psa. 69:15Let not the flood sweep over me,
or the deep swallow me up,
or the pit close its mouth over me.
Psa. 69:16 ¶ Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good;
according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
Psa. 69:17Hide not your face from your servant,
for I am in distress; make haste to answer me.
Psa. 69:18Draw near to my soul, redeem me;
ransom me because of my enemies!
Psa. 69:19 ¶ You know my reproach,
and my shame and my dishonor;
my foes are all known to you.
Psa. 69:20Reproaches have broken my heart,
so that I am in despair.
I looked for pity, but there was none,
and for comforters, but I found none.
Psa. 69:21They gave me poison for food,
and for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink.
Psa. 69:22 ¶ Let their own table before them become a snare;
and when they are at peace, let it become a trap.
Psa. 69:23Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see,
and make their loins tremble continually.
Psa. 69:24Pour out your indignation upon them,
and let your burning anger overtake them.
Psa. 69:25May their camp be a desolation;
let no one dwell in their tents.
Psa. 69:26For they persecute him whom you have struck down,
and they recount the pain of those you have wounded.
Psa. 69:27Add to them punishment upon punishment;
may they have no acquittal from you.
Psa. 69:28Let them be blotted out of the book of the living;
let them not be enrolled among the righteous.
Psa. 69:29 ¶ But I am afflicted and in pain;
let your salvation, O God, set me on high!
Psa. 69:30 ¶ I will praise the name of God with a song;
I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Psa. 69:31This will please the Lord more than an ox
or a bull with horns and hoofs.
Psa. 69:32When the humble see it they will be glad;
you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
Psa. 69:33For the Lord hears the needy
and does not despise his own people who are prisoners.
Psa. 69:34 ¶ Let heaven and earth praise him,
the seas and everything that moves in them.
Psa. 69:35For God will save Zion
and build up the cities of Judah,
and people shall dwell there and possess it;
Psa. 69:36the offspring of his servants shall inherit it,
and those who love his name shall dwell in it.
Psa. 86:1 ¶ Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
Psa. 86:2Preserve my life, for I am godly;
save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
Psa. 86:3Be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to you do I cry all the day.
Psa. 86:4Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
Psa. 86:5For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Psa. 86:6Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
listen to my plea for grace.
Psa. 86:7In the day of my trouble I call upon you,
for you answer me.
Psa. 86:8 ¶ There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.
Psa. 86:9All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
Psa. 86:10For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
Psa. 86:11Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.
Psa. 86:12I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.
Psa. 86:13For great is your steadfast love toward me;
you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
Psa. 86:14 ¶ O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
a band of ruthless men seeks my life,
and they do not set you before them.
Psa. 86:15But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
Psa. 86:16Turn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to your servant,
and save the son of your maidservant.
Psa. 86:17Show me a sign of your favor,
that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
Psa. 131:1 ¶ O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
Psa. 131:2But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Psa. 131:3 ¶ O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.
1Sam. 28:3 ¶ Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in Ramah, his own city. And Saul had put the mediums and the necromancers out of the land.
1Sam. 28:4 The Philistines assembled and came and encamped at Shunem. And Saul gathered all Israel, and they encamped at Gilboa.
1Sam. 28:5 When Saul saw the army of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly.
1Sam. 28:6 And when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets.
1Sam. 28:7 Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.” And his servants said to him, “Behold, there is a medium at En-dor.”
1Sam. 28:8 ¶ So Saul disguised himself and put on other garments and went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, “Divine for me by a spirit and bring up for me whomever I shall name to you.”
1Sam. 28:9 The woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off the mediums and the necromancers from the land. Why then are you laying a trap for my life to bring about my death?”
1Sam. 28:10 But Saul swore to her by the Lord, “As the Lord lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing.”
1Sam. 28:11 Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” He said, “Bring up Samuel for me.”
1Sam. 28:12 When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice. And the woman said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul.”
1Sam. 28:13 The king said to her, “Do not be afraid. What do you see?” And the woman said to Saul, “I see a god coming up out of the earth.”
1Sam. 28:14 He said to her, “What is his appearance?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped in a robe.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and paid homage.
1Sam. 28:15 ¶ Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Saul answered, “I am in great distress, for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams. Therefore I have summoned you to tell me what I shall do.”
1Sam. 28:16 And Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the Lord has turned from you and become your enemy?
1Sam. 28:17 The Lord has done to you as he spoke by me, for the Lord has torn the kingdom out of your hand and given it to your neighbor, David.
1Sam. 28:18 Because you did not obey the voice of the Lord and did not carry out his fierce wrath against Amalek, therefore the Lord has done this thing to you this day.
1Sam. 28:19 Moreover, the Lord will give Israel also with you into the hand of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me. The Lord will give the army of Israel also into the hand of the Philistines.”
1Sam. 28:20 ¶ Then Saul fell at once full length on the ground, filled with fear because of the words of Samuel. And there was no strength in him, for he had eaten nothing all day and all night.
1Sam. 28:21 And the woman came to Saul, and when she saw that he was terrified, she said to him, “Behold, your servant has obeyed you. I have taken my life in my hand and have listened to what you have said to me.
1Sam. 28:22 Now therefore, you also obey your servant. Let me set a morsel of bread before you; and eat, that you may have strength when you go on your way.”
1Sam. 28:23 He refused and said, “I will not eat.” But his servants, together with the woman, urged him, and he listened to their words. So he arose from the earth and sat on the bed.
1Sam. 28:24 Now the woman had a fattened calf in the house, and she quickly killed it, and she took flour and kneaded it and baked unleavened bread of it,
1Sam. 28:25 and she put it before Saul and his servants, and they ate. Then they rose and went away that night.