bWhose fathers I would have disdained
To have set with the dogs of my flock.
2 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands cprofit me,
In whom dold age was perished?
And juniper roots for their meat.
5 iThey were driven forth from among men,
(They cried after them as after a thief;)
Under the nnettles they were gathered together.
They were viler than the earth.
Yea, rI am their byword.
10 They sabhor me, they flee far from me,
They have also let loose the bridle ybefore me.
12 zUpon my right hand rise the youth;
They apush away my feet,
And they braise up against me the ways of their destruction.
They set forward my ccalamity,
They have no helper.
14 They came upon me as a wide dbreaking in of waters:
In the edesolation they rolled themselves upon me.
15 fTerrors are turned upon me:
They pursue †my soul as the wind:
And my welfare passeth away gas a cloud.
The days of affliction have taken hold upon me.
17 My bones are pierced in me kin the night season:
And my lsinews take no rest.
I stand up, and thou regardest me not.
21 Thou art †become cruel to me:
23 For tI know that thou wilt bring me to death,
And to the house appointed for uall living.
24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the †grave,
Was not my soul grieved for the poor?
26 aWhen I looked for good, then evil came unto me:
And when I waited for light, there came aadarkness.
27 My bowels bboiled, and rested not:
The days of affliction cprevented me.
I stood up, and I cried fin the congregation.
29 I am a brother to gdragons,
And a companion to ||owls.
30 hMy skin is black upon me,
And my lorgan into the voice of them that weep.
About King James Version
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