uas when the summer fruit has been gathered,
no vfirst-ripe fig that my soul desires.
2 wThe godly has perished from the earth,
and xthere is no one upright among mankind;
ythey all lie in wait for blood,
and zeach hunts the other with a net.
3 aTheir hands are on what is evil, to do it well;
4 The best of them is dlike a brier,
The day of eyour watchmen, of your punishment, has come;
fnow their confusion is at hand.
5 gPut no trust in a neighbor;
guard hthe doors of your mouth
from her who lies in your arms;1
6 for ithe son treats the father with contempt,
ja man's enemies are the men of his own house.
kI will wait for the God of my salvation;
nwhen I fall, I shall rise;
owhen I sit in darkness,
9 pI will bear the indignation of the Lord
until qhe pleads my cause
rHe will bring me out to the light;
10 Then smy enemy will see,
and shame will cover her who tsaid to me,
uMy eyes will look upon her;
vlike the mire of the streets.
11 wA day for the building of your walls!
12 In that day they2 will come to you,
yfrom Assyria and the cities of Egypt,
and from Egypt to zthe River,
afrom sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.
13 But bthe earth will be desolate
15 gAs in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt,
I will show them4 marvelous things.
16 hThe nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might;
ithey shall lay their hands on their mouths;
17 jthey shall lick the dust like a serpent,
kthey shall come trembling out of their strongholds;
lthey shall turn in dread to the Lord our God,
nfor the remnant of his inheritance?
oHe does not retain his anger forever,
19 He will pagain have compassion on us;
qhe will tread our iniquities underfoot.
20 sYou will show faithfulness to Jacob
tas you have sworn to our fathers