I AM the manH1397 that has seenH7200 afflictionH6040 by the rodH7626 of his wrath.H5678
He has ledH5090 me, and broughtH3212 me into darkness,H2822 but not into light.H216
SurelyH389 against me is he turned;H7725 he turnsH7725 his handH3027 against me allH3605 the day.H3117
My fleshH1320 and my skinH5785 has he made old;H1086 he has brokenH7665 my bones.H6106
He has builtH1129 againstH5921 me, and compassedH5362 me with gallH7219 and travail.H8513
He has setH3427 me in darkH4285 places, as they that be deadH4191 of old.H5769
He has hedgedH1443 me about,H1157 that I cannotH3808 getH3318 out: he has made my chainH5178 heavy.H3513
AlsoH1571 whenH3588 I cryH2199 and shout,H7768 he shutsH5640 out my prayer.H8605
He has enclosedH1443 my waysH1870 with hewnH1496 stone,H1496 he has made my pathsH5410 crooked.H5753
He was to me as a bearH1677 lying in wait,H693 and as a lionH738 in secretH4565 places.
He has turnedH5493 aside my ways,H1870 and pulledH6582 me in pieces: he has madeH7760 me desolate.H8076
He has bentH1869 his bow,H7198 and setH5324 me as a markH4307 for the arrow.H2671
He has caused the arrowsH1121 of his quiverH827 to enterH935 into my reins.H3629
I was a derisionH7814 to allH3605 my people;H5971 and their songH5058 allH3605 the day.H3117
He has filledH7646 me with bitterness,H4844 he has madeH7760 me drunkenH7301 with wormwood.H3939
He has also brokenH1638 my teethH8127 with gravelH2687 stones,H2687 he has coveredH3728 me with ashes.H665
And you have removedH2186 my soulH5315 farH2186 off from peace:H7965 I forgotH5382 prosperity.H2896
And I said,H559 My strengthH5331 and my hopeH8431 is perishedH6 from the LORD:H3068
RememberingH2142 my afflictionH6040 and my misery,H4788 the wormwoodH3939 and the gall.H7219
My soulH5315 has them still in remembrance,H2142 and is humbledH7743 in me.
ThisH2063 I recallH7725 to my mind,H3820 thereforeH5921 H3651 have I hope.H3176
It is of the LORD'sH3068 merciesH2617 that we are not consumed,H8552 becauseH3588 his compassionsH7355 failH3615 not.
They are newH2319 every morning:H1242 greatH7227 is your faithfulness.H530
The LORDH3068 is my portion,H2506 saidH559 my soul;H5315 thereforeH5921 H3651 will I hopeH3176 in him.
The LORDH3068 is goodH2896 to them that waitH6960 for him, to the soulH5315 that seeksH1875 him.
It is goodH2896 that a man should both hopeH2342 and quietly waitH1748 for the salvationH8668 of the LORD.H3068
It is goodH2896 for a manH1397 that he bearH5375 the yokeH5923 of his youth.H5271
He sitsH3427 aloneH905 and keeps silence,H1826 becauseH3588 he has borneH5190 it on him.
He putsH5414 his mouthH6310 in the dust;H6083 ifH194 so be there may be hope.H8615
He givesH5414 his cheekH3895 to him that smitesH5221 him: he is filledH7646 fullH7646 with reproach.H2781
For the LORDH136 will not castH2186 off for ever:H5769
But thoughH518 he cause grief,H3013 yet will he have compassionH7355 according to the multitudeH7230 of his mercies.H2617
For he does not afflictH6031 willinglyH3820 nor grieveH3013 the childrenH1121 of men.H376
To crushH1792 underH8478 his feetH7272 allH3605 the prisonersH615 of the earth.H776
To turnH5186 asideH5186 the rightH4941 of a manH1397 beforeH5048 the faceH6440 of the mostH5945 High,H5945
To subvertH5791 a manH120 in his cause,H7379 the LORDH136 approvesH7200 not.
WhoH4310 is he that said,H559 and it comesH1961 to pass, when the LordH136 commandsH6680 it not?
Out of the mouthH6310 of the mostH5945 HighH5945 proceedsH3318 not evilH7451 and good?H2896
WhyH4100 does a livingH2416 manH120 complain,H596 a manH1397 for the punishmentH2399 of his sins?H2399
Let us searchH2664 and tryH2713 our ways,H1870 and turnH7725 againH7725 to the LORD.H3068
Let us liftH5375 up our heartH3824 with our handsH3709 to GodH410 in the heavens.H8064
We have transgressedH6586 and have rebelled:H4784 you have not pardoned.H5545
You have coveredH5526 with anger,H639 and persecutedH7291 us: you have slain,H2026 you have not pitied.H2550
You have coveredH5526 yourself with a cloud,H6051 that our prayerH8605 should not passH5674 through.
You have madeH7760 us as the offscouringH5501 and refuseH3973 in the middleH7130 of the people.H5971
AllH3605 our enemiesH341 have openedH6475 their mouthsH6310 againstH5921 us.
FearH6343 and a snareH6354 is comeH1961 on us, desolationH7612 and destruction.H7667
My eyeH5869 runsH3381 down with riversH6388 of waterH4325 for the destructionH7667 of the daughterH1323 of my people.H5971
My eyeH5869 tricklesH5064 down, and ceasesH1820 not, withoutH369 any intermission.H2014
TillH5704 the LORDH3068 lookH8259 down, and beholdH7200 from heaven.H8064
My eyeH5869 affectsH5953 my heartH5315 because of allH3605 the daughtersH1323 of my city.H5892
My enemiesH341 chasedH6679 me sore, like a bird,H6833 withoutH2600 cause.H2600
They have cutH6789 off my lifeH2416 in the dungeon,H953 and castH3034 a stoneH68 on me.
WatersH4325 flowedH6687 overH5921 my head;H7218 then I said,H559 I am cutH1504 off.
I calledH7121 on your name,H8034 O LORD,H3068 out of the lowH8482 dungeon.H953
You have heardH8085 my voice:H6963 hideH5956 not your earH241 at my breathing,H7309 at my cry.H7775
You drew nearH7126 in the dayH3117 that I calledH7121 on you: you said,H559 FearH3372 not.
O LORD,H136 you have pleadedH7378 the causesH7379 of my soul;H5315 you have redeemedH1350 my life.
O LORD,H3068 you have seenH7200 my wrong:H5792 judgeH8199 you my cause.H4941
You have seenH7200 allH3605 their vengeanceH5360 and allH3605 their imaginationsH4284 against me.
You have heardH8085 their reproach,H2781 O LORD,H3068 and allH3605 their imaginationsH4284 againstH5921 me;
The lipsH8193 of those that roseH6965 up against me, and their deviceH1902 againstH5921 me allH3605 the day.H3117
BeholdH5027 their sittingH3427 down, and their risingH7012 up; I am their music.H4485
RenderH7725 to them a recompense,H1576 O LORD,H3068 according to the workH4639 of their hands.H3027
GiveH5414 them sorrowH4044 of heart,H3820 your curseH8381 to them.
PersecuteH7291 and destroyH8045 them in angerH639 from underH8478 the heavensH8064 of the LORD.H3068