But nowH6258 they that are youngerH6810 H3117 than I have me in derision,H7832 whoseH834 fathersH1 I would have disdainedH3988 to have setH7896 with the dogsH3611 of my flock.H6629
Yes,H1571 wheretoH4100 might the strengthH3581 of their handsH3027 profit me, in whomH5921 old ageH3624 was perished?H6
For wantH2639 and famineH3720 they were solitary;H1565 fleeingH6207 into the wildernessH6723 in formerH570 timeH570 desolateH7722 and waste.H4875
Who cutH6998 up mallowsH4408 by the bushes,H7880 and juniperH7574 rootsH8328 for their meat.H3899
They were drivenH1644 forth from amongH1460 men, (they criedH7321 afterH5921 them as after a thief;H1590)
To dwellH7931 in the cliffsH6178 of the valleys,H5158 in cavesH2356 of the earth,H6083 and in the rocks.H3710
AmongH996 the bushesH7880 they brayed;H5101 underH8478 the nettlesH2738 they were gatheredH5596 together.
They were childrenH1121 of fools,H5036 yes,H1571 childrenH1121 of baseH1097 H8034 men: they were vilerH5217 thanH4480 the earth.H776
And nowH6258 am I their song,H5058 yes, I am their byword.H4405
They abhorH8581 me, they fleeH7368 farH7350 from me, and spareH2820 not to spitH7536 in my face.H6440
BecauseH3588 he has loosedH6605 my cord,H3499 and afflictedH6031 me, they have also let looseH7971 the bridleH7448 beforeH6440 me.
On my rightH3225 handH3225 riseH6965 the youth;H6526 they pushH7971 away my feet,H7272 and they raiseH5549 up againstH5921 me the waysH734 of their destruction.H343
They marH5420 my path,H5410 they set forwardH3276 my calamity,H1942 they have noH3808 helper.H5826
They cameH857 on me as a wideH7342 breakingH6556 in of waters: in the desolationH7722 they rolledH1556 themselves on me.
TerrorsH1091 are turnedH2015 on me: they pursueH7291 my soulH5082 as the wind:H7307 and my welfareH3444 passesH5674 away as a cloud.H5645
And nowH6258 my soulH5315 is pouredH8210 out on me; the daysH3117 of afflictionH6040 have takenH270 holdH270 on me.
My bonesH6106 are piercedH5365 in me in the nightH3915 season: and my sinewsH6207 takeH7901 noH3808 rest.H7901
By the greatH7227 forceH3581 of my disease is my garmentH3830 changed:H2664 it bindsH247 me aboutH247 as the collarH6310 of my coat.H3801
He has castH3384 me into the mire,H2563 and I am becomeH4911 likeH4911 dustH6083 and ashes.H665
I cryH7768 to you, and you do not hearH6030 me: I standH5975 up, and you regardH995 me not.
You are becomeH2015 cruelH393 to me: with your strongH6108 handH3027 you opposeH7852 yourself against me.
You liftH5375 me up to the wind;H7307 you cause me to rideH7392 on it, and dissolveH4127 my substance.H7738
For I knowH3045 that you will bringH7725 me to death,H4194 and to the houseH1004 appointedH4150 for allH3605 living.H2416
However, he will not stretchH7971 out his handH3027 to the grave,H1164 thoughH518 they cryH7769 in his destruction.H6365
Did not I weepH1058 for him that was in trouble?H7186 was not my soulH5315 grievedH5701 for the poor?H34
WhenH3588 I lookedH6960 for good,H2896 then evilH7451 cameH935 to me: and when I waitedH3176 for light,H216 there cameH935 darkness.H652
My bowelsH4578 boiled,H7570 and restedH1826 not: the daysH3117 of afflictionH6040 preventedH6923 me.
I wentH1980 mourningH6937 withoutH3808 the sun:H2535 I stoodH6965 up, and I criedH7768 in the congregation.H6951
I am a brotherH251 to dragons,H8577 and a companionH7453 to owls.H1323 H3284
My skinH5785 is blackH7835 on me, and my bonesH6106 are burnedH2787 with heat.H2721
My harpH3658 also is turned to mourning,H60 and my organH5748 into the voiceH6963 of them that weep.H1058