1 Woe is me! For I am
Like the fruit pickers, like the agrape gatherers.
There is not a cluster of grapes to eat,
And there is no upright person among men.
All of them lie in wait for bbloodshed;
Each of them hunts the other with a cnet.
3 Concerning evil, both hands do it awell.
The prince asks, also the judge, for a bbribe,
And a great man speaks the desire of his soul;
So they weave it together.
4 The best of them is like a abriar,
The most upright like a bthorn hedge.
The day when you post your watchmen,
Your cpunishment will come.
Then their dconfusion will occur.
5 Do not atrust in a neighbor;
Do not have confidence in a friend.
From her who lies in your bosom
Guard 1your lips.
6 For ason treats father contemptuously,
Daughter rises up against her mother,
Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
bA man’s enemies are the men of his own household.
7 But as for me, I will awatch expectantly for the Lord;
I will bwait for the God of my salvation.
My cGod will hear me.
Though I fall I will crise;
Though I dwell in darkness, the Lord is a dlight for me.
Because I have sinned against Him,
Until He apleads my case and executes justice for me.
He will bring me out to the blight,
And shame will cover her who asaid to me,
“Where is the Lord your God?”
My eyes will look on her;
Like mire of the streets.
11 It will be a day for abuilding your walls.
On that day will your boundary be extended.
From Assyria and the cities of Egypt,
From Egypt even to the 2Euphrates,
Even from sea to sea and mountain to mountain.
13 And the earth will become adesolate because of her inhabitants,
On account of the bfruit of their deeds.
The flock of Your 1possession
Which dwells by itself in the woodland,
In the midst of 2a fruitful field.
Let them feed in cBashan and Gilead
dAs in the days of old.
16 Nations awill see and be ashamed
Of all their might.
They will bput their hand on their mouth,
Their ears will be deaf.
17 They will alick the dust like a serpent,
Like breptiles of the earth.
To the Lord our God they will come in ddread
And they will be afraid before You.
18 Who is a God like You, who apardons iniquity
He does not cretain His anger forever,
aHe will tread our iniquities under foot.
Into the depths of the sea.
And 2unchanging love to Abraham,
Which You bswore to our forefathers
From the days of old.
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