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Psalms 69:29-34


69:29 I am oppressed and suffering!

O God, deliver and protect me! 1 

69:30 I will sing praises to God’s name! 2 

I will magnify him as I give him thanks! 3 

69:31 That will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull

with horns and hooves.

69:32 The oppressed look on – let them rejoice!

You who seek God, 4  may you be encouraged! 5 

69:33 For the Lord listens to the needy;

he does not despise his captive people. 6 

69:34 Let the heavens and the earth praise him,

along with the seas and everything that swims in them!

1 tn Heb “your deliverance, O God, may it protect me.”

2 tn Heb “I will praise the name of God with a song.”

3 tn Heb “I will magnify him with thanks.”

4 sn You who seek God refers to those who seek to have a relationship with God by obeying and worshiping him (see Ps 53:2).

5 tn Heb “may your heart[s] live.” See Ps 22:26.

6 tn Heb “his prisoners he does not despise.”

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