3 kI am the man who has seen affliction
under the lrod of his wrath;
minto darkness without any light;
nhe has broken my bones;
5 ohe has besieged and enveloped me
with pbitterness and tribulation;
6 qhe has made me dwell in darkness
8 though tI call and cry for help,
9 rhe has blocked my ways with blocks of stones;
10 uHe is a bear lying in wait for me,
whe has made me desolate;
zthe arrows of his quiver;
14 aI have become the laughingstock of all peoples,
bthe object of their taunts all day long.
15 cHe has filled me with bitterness;
he has sated me with dwormwood.
16 eHe has made my teeth grind on gravel,
and fmade me cower in ashes;
I have forgotten what happiness1 is;
18 gso I say, “My endurance has perished;
19 hRemember my affliction and my wanderings,
jand is bowed down within me.
and ktherefore I have hope:
lhis mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new mevery morning;
ngreat is your faithfulness.
24 o“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
k“therefore I will hope in him.”
25 The Lord is good to those who pwait for him,
26 qIt is good that one should wait quietly
27 rIt is good for a man that he bear
the yoke sin his youth.
28 Let him tsit alone in silence
29 ulet him put his mouth in the dust—
30 vlet him give his cheek to the one who strikes,
31 wFor the Lord will not
zaccording to the abundance of his steadfast love;
33 afor he does not afflict from his heart
or bgrieve the children of men.
all cthe prisoners of the earth,
35 dto deny a man justice
dthe Lord does not approve.
37 eWho has spoken and it came to pass,
38 fIs it not from the mouth of the Most High
39 gWhy should a living man complain,
hand return to the Lord!
41 iLet us lift up our hearts and hands
lkilling without pity;
44 myou have wrapped yourself with a cloud
45 nYou have made us scum and garbage
46 o“All our enemies
47 ppanic and pitfall have come upon us,
devastation and qdestruction;
48 rmy eyes flow with rivers of tears
49 r“My eyes will flow without ceasing,
50 suntil the Lord from heaven
by those who were my enemies vwithout cause;
53 wthey flung me alive into the pit
xand cast stones on me;
54 ywater closed over my head;
I said, z‘I am lost.’
55 a“I called on your name, O Lord,
56 byou heard my plea, ‘Do not close
57 cYou came near when I called on you;
you said, d‘Do not fear!’
you have eredeemed my life.
59 You have seen the wrong done to me, gO Lord;
all htheir plots against me.
61 i“You have heard their taunts, O Lord,
all htheir plots against me.
62 The lips and thoughts jof my assailants
63 kBehold their sitting and their rising;
lI am the object of their taunts.
naccording to the work of their hands.
65 You will give them4 dullness of heart;
your curse will be5 on them.
 3:17 Hebrew good
 3:22 Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Because of the steadfast love of the Lord, we are not cut off
 3:64 Or Repay them
 3:65 Or Give them
 3:65 Or place your curse
 3:66 Or Pursue them
 3:66 Syriac (compare Septuagint, Vulgate); Hebrew the heavens of the Lord