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1 I am the man who has aseen affliction
Because of the rod of His wrath.
In adarkness and not in light.
3 Surely against me He has aturned His hand
Repeatedly all the day.
4 He has caused my aflesh and my skin to waste away,
He has bbroken my bones.
6 In adark places He has made me dwell,
Like those who have long been dead.
7 He has awalled me in so that I cannot go out;
He ashuts out my prayer.
9 He has ablocked my ways with hewn stone;
He has made my paths crooked.
Like a lion in secret places.
11 He has turned aside my ways and atorn me to pieces;
He has made me desolate.
12 He abent His bow
And bset me as a target for the arrow.
To enter into my 2inward parts.
14 I have become a alaughingstock to all my people,
Their mocking bsong all the day.
15 He has afilled me with bitterness,
He has made me drunk with wormwood.
He has made me cower in the cdust.
17 My soul has been rejected afrom peace;
I have forgotten 1happiness.
And so has my ahope from the Lord.”
20 Surely amy soul remembers
And is bbowed down within me.
Therefore I have ahope.
bFor His compassions never fail.
23 They are new aevery morning;
Great is bYour faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my aportion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I bhave hope in Him.”
25 The Lord is good to those who await for Him,
26 It is good that he awaits silently
For the salvation of the Lord.
The yoke in his youth.
28 Let him asit alone and be silent
Since He has laid it on him.
Perhaps there is bhope.
Let him be filled with reproach.
31 For the Lord will anot reject forever,
Then He will have acompassion
According to His abundant lovingkindness.
Or grieve the sons of men.
All the prisoners of the 1land,
In the presence of the Most High,
Of these things the Lord does not 2approve.
Unless the Lord has commanded it?
39 Why should any living 1mortal, or any man,
40 Let us aexamine and probe our ways,
And let us return to the Lord.
Toward God in heaven;
42 We have atransgressed and rebelled,
You have bnot pardoned.
43 You have covered Yourself with aanger
And bpursued us;
You have slain and chave not spared.
44 You have acovered Yourself with a cloud
So that bno prayer can pass through.
45 You have made us mere aoffscouring and refuse
In the midst of the peoples.
46 All our enemies have aopened their mouths against us.
47 aPanic and pitfall have befallen us,
Devastation and destruction;
Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
49 My eyes pour down aunceasingly,
50 Until the Lord alooks down
And sees from heaven.
Because of all the daughters of my city.
52 My enemies awithout cause
Hunted me down blike a bird;
54 Waters flowed aover my head;
I said, “I am cut off!”
55 I acalled on Your name, O Lord,
Out of the lowest pit.
56 You have aheard my voice,
“bDo not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief,
From my cry for help.”
57 You adrew near when I called on You;
You said, “bDo not fear!”
58 O Lord, You ahave pleaded my soul’s cause;
You have bredeemed my life.
59 O Lord, You have aseen my oppression;
bJudge my case.
All their aschemes against me.
61 You have heard their areproach, O Lord,
All their schemes against me.
62 The alips of my assailants and their whispering
Are against me all day long.
63 Look on their asitting and their rising;
bI am their mocking song.
64 You will arecompense them, O Lord,
According to the work of their hands.
Your curse will be on them.
66 You will apursue them in anger and destroy them
From under the bheavens of the Lord!
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