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30 But now they mockj me,
men younger than I am,
whose fathers I would have refused to put
with my sheep dogs.
Their vigor had left them.
they gnawed the dry land,
the desolate wasteland by night.
and the roots of the broom tree were their food.
people shouted at them as if they were thieves.
among the rocks and in holes in the ground.
they huddle beneath the thistles.
8 Foolishl men, without even a name.
They were forced to leave the land.
9 Now I am mocked by their songs;m
I have become an object of scorn to them.
10 They despise me and keep their distance from me;n
they do not hesitate to spito in my face.
11 Because God has loosened myE bowstring and oppressed me,
they have cast off restraint in my presence.p
12 The rabbleF rise up at my right;
they trapG my feet
they contribute to my destruction,r
without anyone to help them.
they keep rolling in through the ruins.s
15 Terrorsa are turned loose against me;
they chase my dignity away like the wind,
and my prosperity has passed by like a cloud.
and days of sufferingb have seized me.
but my gnawing pains never rest.c
he chokes me by the neck of my garment.A
and I have become like dust and ashes.d
20 I cry out to you for help, but you do not answer me;e
when I stand up, you merely look at me.
you harassf me with your strong hand.
you scatter me in the storm.g
the placeh appointed for all who live.
against a ruined personB
when he cries out to him for help
because of his distress.i
Has my soul not grieved for the needy?j
when I looked for light, darknessk came.
27 I am churning withinC and cannot rest;
days of suffering confront me.
28 I walk about blackened, but not by the sun.D
I stood in the assembly and cried out for help.
and a companion of ostriches.
30 My skin blackens and flakes off,E
and my bones burn with fever.l
and my flute for the sound of weeping.m
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