1: I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. 2: He hath led me and caused me to walk in darkness, and not in light. 3: Surely against me he turneth his hand again and again all the day. 4: My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones. 5: He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail. 6: He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead. 7: He hath walled me about, that I cannot go forth; he hath made my chain heavy. 8: Yea, when I cry, and call for help, he shutteth out my prayer. 9: He hath walled up my ways with hewn stone; he hath made my paths crooked. 10: He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, as a lion in secret places. 11: He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he hath made me desolate. 12: He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow. 13: He hath caused the shafts of his quiver to enter into my reins. 14: I am become a derision to all my people, and their song all the day. 15: He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath sated me with wormwood. 16: He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones; he hath covered me with ashes. 17: And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace; I forgat prosperity. 18: And I said, My strength is perished, and mine expectation from Jehovah. 19: Remember mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. 20: My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is bowed down within me. 21: This I recall to my mind; therefore have I hope. 22: [It is of] Jehovah's lovingkindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23: They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. 24: Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. 25: Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. 26: It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah. 27: It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. 28: Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he hath laid it upon him. 29: Let him put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope. 30: Let him give his cheek to him that smiteth him; let him be filled full with reproach. 31: For the Lord will not cast off for ever. 32: For though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. 33: For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men. 34: To crush under foot all the prisoners of the earth, 35: To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the Most High, 36: To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not. 37: Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not? 38: Out of the mouth of the Most High cometh there not evil and good? 39: Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? 40: Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Jehovah. 41: Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens. 42: We have transgressed and have rebelled; thou hast not pardoned. 43: Thou hast covered with anger and pursued us; thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied. 44: Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, so that no prayer can pass through. 45: Thou hast made us an off-scouring and refuse in the midst of the peoples. 46: All our enemies have opened their mouth wide against us. 47: Fear and the pit are come upon us, devastation and destruction. 48: Mine eye runneth down with streams of water, for the destruction of the daughter of my people. 49: Mine eye poureth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission, 50: Till Jehovah look down, and behold from heaven. 51: Mine eye affecteth my soul, because of all the daughters of my city. 52: They have chased me sore like a bird, they that are mine enemies without cause. 53: They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and have cast a stone upon me. 54: Waters flowed over my head; I said, I am cut off. 55: I called upon thy name, O Jehovah, out of the lowest dungeon. 56: Thou heardest my voice; hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. 57: Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee; thou saidst, Fear not. 58: O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life. 59: O Jehovah, thou hast seen my wrong; judge thou my cause. 60: Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their devices against me. 61: Thou hast heard their reproach, O Jehovah, and all their devices against me, 62: The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day. 63: Behold thou their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their song. 64: Thou wilt render unto them a recompense, O Jehovah, according to the work of their hands. 65: Thou wilt give them hardness of heart, thy curse unto them. 66: Thou wilt pursue them in anger, and destroy them from under the heavens of Jehovah.