Psalm 69:4 {68:5}
Good News Translation
Those who hate me for no reason are more numerous than the hairs of my head. My enemies tell lies against me; they are strong and want to kill me. They made me give back things I did not steal.

Contemporary English Version
There are more people who hate me for no reason than there are hairs on my head. Many terrible enemies want to destroy me, God. Am I supposed to give back something I didn't steal?

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me without cause. My enemies are grown strong who have wrongfully persecuted me: then did I pay that which I took not away.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me without cause. My enemies are grown strong who have wrongfully persecuted me: then did I pay that which I took not away.

hate

John 15:25 But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: they hated me without cause.

1 Peter 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.

more than

Psalm 40:12 For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I was not able to see. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head: and my heart hath forsaken me.

being

Psalm 7:3-5 O Lord, my God, if I have done this thing, if there be iniquity in my hands: . . .

Psalm 35:12,19 They repaid me evil for good: to the depriving me of my soul. . . .

Psalm 38:19,20 But my enemies live, and are stronger than I: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. . . .

Psalm 109:3-5 They have spoken against me with deceitful tongues; and they have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against me without cause. . . .

then I

Isaiah 53:4-7 Surely he hath borne our infirmities and carried our sorrows: and we have thought him as it were a leper, and as one struck by God and afflicted. . . .

2 Corinthians 5:21 Him, who knew no sin, he hath made sin for us: that we might be made the justice of God in him.

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed.

1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also died once for our sins, the just for the unjust: that he might offer us to God, being put to death indeed in the flesh, but enlivened in the spirit,

Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
3I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse, my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God. 4They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me without cause. My enemies are grown strong who have wrongfully persecuted me: then did I pay that which I took not away.5O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my offences are not hidden from thee:…
Cross References
John 15:25
But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: they hated me without cause.

Psalm 3:1
The psalm of David when he fled from the face of his son Absalom. [2] Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? many are they who rise up against me.

Psalm 35:7
For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul.

Psalm 35:11
Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not.

Psalm 35:19
Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: who have hated me without cause, and wink with the eyes.

Psalm 38:19
But my enemies live, and are stronger than I: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Psalm 40:12
For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I was not able to see. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head: and my heart hath forsaken me.

Psalm 59:3
For behold they have caught my soul: the mighty have rushed in upon me:

Psalm 109:3
They have spoken against me with deceitful tongues; and they have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against me without cause.

Proverbs 29:27
The just abhor a wicked man: and the wicked loathe them that are in the right way. The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from destruction.

Jeremiah 15:10
Woe is me, my mother: why hast thou borne me a man of strife, a man of contention to all the earth? I have not lent on usury, neither hath any man lent to me on usury: yet all curse me.

Additional Translations
Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs of my head; many are those who would destroy me—my enemies without cause. Though I did not steal, I must repay.They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: They that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: That which I took not away I have to restore.

They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: my enemies that persecute me unrighteously are strengthened: then I restored that which I took not away.

They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head. Those who want to cut me off, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty. I have to restore what I didn't take away.

Those hating me without cause Have been more than the hairs of my head, Mighty have been my destroyers, My lying enemies, That which I took not away -- I bring back.
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