Psalm 69:2
New International Version
I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.

New Living Translation
Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me.

English Standard Version
I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.

Berean Study Bible
I have sunk into the miry depths, where there is no footing; I have drifted into deep waters, where the flood engulfs me.

King James Bible
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

New King James Version
I sink in deep mire, Where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, Where the floods overflow me.

New American Standard Bible
I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.

NASB 1995
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.

NASB 1977
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.

Amplified Bible
I have sunk in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, where a flood overwhelms me.

Christian Standard Bible
I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing; I have come into deep water, and a flood sweeps over me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing; I have come into deep waters, and a flood sweeps over me.

American Standard Version
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have sunk into a deep abyss and there was no place to stand in it; I entered the depth of waters and a whirlpool sank me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I am stuck fast in deep mire, and there is no standing: I am come in to the depths of the sea, and a storm has overwhelmed me.

Contemporary English Version
I am sinking deep in the mud, and my feet are slipping. I am about to be swept under by a mighty flood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I stick fast in the mire of the deep: and there is no sure standing. I am come into the depth of the sea: and a tempest hath overwhelmed me.

English Revised Version
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Good News Translation
I am sinking in deep mud, and there is no solid ground; I am out in deep water, and the waves are about to drown me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am sinking in deep mud. There is nothing to stand on. I am in deep water. A flood is sweeping me away.

International Standard Version
I am sinking in deep mire, and there is no solid ground. I have come into deep water, and the flood overwhelms me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am sunk in deep mire, where there is no standing; I am come into deep waters, and the flood overwhelmeth me.

Literal Standard Version
I have sunk in deep mire, And there is no standing, I have come into the depths of the waters, And a flood has overflown me.

NET Bible
I sink into the deep mire where there is no solid ground; I am in deep water, and the current overpowers me.

New Heart English Bible
I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold. I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

World English Bible
I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold. I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Young's Literal Translation
I have sunk in deep mire, And there is no standing, I have come into the depths of the waters, And a flood hath overflown me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
1For the choirmaster. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David. Save me, O God, for the waters are up to my neck. 2I have sunk into the miry depths, where there is no footing; I have drifted into deep waters, where the flood engulfs me. 3I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.…

Cross References
Job 22:11
it is so dark you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you.

Job 30:19
He throws me into the mud, and I have become like dust and ashes.

Psalm 18:4
The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of chaos overwhelmed me.

Psalm 40:2
He lifted me up from the pit of despair, out of the miry clay; He set my feet upon a rock, and made my footsteps firm.

Psalm 42:7
Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls; all Your breakers and waves have rolled over me.

Psalm 69:14
Rescue me from the mire and do not let me sink; deliver me from my foes and out of the deep waters.

Psalm 124:4
then the floods would have engulfed us, then the torrent would have overwhelmed us,


Treasury of Scripture

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

I sink

Psalm 40:2
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

Jeremiah 38:6,22
Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire…

deep mire [heb] the mire of depth

Psalm 88:6,7
Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps…

Ezekiel 27:26-34
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the east wind hath broken thee in the midst of the seas…

the floods

Psalm 32:6
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

Genesis 7:17-23
And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth…

Matthew 7:25
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.









Verse 2. - I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing. "Mire" and "clay" are metaphors for dangers and difficulties, which entangle a man and incapacitate him from exertion (comp. Psalm 40:2). I am come into deep waters (comp. ver. 15; and see also Psalm 124:4, 5; Psalm 130:1). Where the floods overflow me; i.e. "I am utterly overwhelmed by my misfortunes."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I have sunk
טָבַ֤עְתִּי ׀ (ṭā·ḇa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2883: To sink, sink down

into the miry
בִּיוֵ֣ן (bî·wên)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3121: Dregs, mud

depths,
מְ֭צוּלָה (mə·ṣū·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4688: A deep place

where [there is] no
וְאֵ֣ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

footing;
מָעֳמָ֑ד (mā·‘o·māḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4613: A standing ground, foothold

I have drifted
בָּ֥אתִי (bā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

into deep
בְמַעֲמַקֵּי־ (ḇə·ma·‘ă·maq·qê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4615: A deep

waters,
מַ֝֗יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

where the flood
וְשִׁבֹּ֥לֶת (wə·šib·bō·leṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7641: A stream, an ear of grain, a branch

engulfs me.
שְׁטָפָֽתְנִי׃ (šə·ṭā·p̄ā·ṯə·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 7857: To gush, to inundate, cleanse, to gallop, conquer


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