1: I am the man who has seen trouble by the rod of his wrath. 2: By him I have been made to go in the dark where there is no light. 3: Truly against me his hand has been turned again and again all the day. 4: My flesh and my skin have been used up by him and my bones broken. 5: He has put up a wall against me, shutting me in with bitter sorrow. 6: He has kept me in dark places, like those who have been long dead. 7: He has put a wall round me, so that I am not able to go out; he has made great the weight of my chain. 8: Even when I send up a cry for help, he keeps my prayer shut out. 9: He has put up a wall of cut stones about my ways, he has made my roads twisted. 10: He is like a bear waiting for me, like a lion in secret places. 11: By him my ways have been turned on one side and I have been pulled in bits; he has made me waste. 12: With his bow bent, he has made me the mark for his arrows. 13: He has let loose his arrows into the inmost parts of my body. 14: I have become the sport of all the peoples; I am their song all the day. 15: He has made my life nothing but pain, he has given me the bitter root in full measure. 16: By him my teeth have been broken with crushed stones, and I am bent low in the dust. 17: My soul is sent far away from peace, I have no more memory of good. 18: And I said, My strength is cut off, and my hope from the Lord. 19: Keep in mind my trouble and my wandering, the bitter root and the poison. 20: My soul still keeps the memory of them; and is bent down in me. 21: This I keep in mind, and because of this I have hope. 22: It is through the Lord's love that we have not come to destruction, because his mercies have no limit. 23: They are new every morning; great is your good faith. 24: I said to myself, The Lord is my heritage; and because of this I will have hope in him. 25: The Lord is good to those who are waiting for him, to the soul which is looking for him. 26: It is good to go on hoping and quietly waiting for the salvation of the Lord. 27: It is good for a man to undergo the yoke when he is young. 28: Let him be seated by himself, saying nothing, because he has put it on him. 29: Let him put his mouth in the dust, if by chance there may be hope. 30: Let his face be turned to him who gives him blows; let him be full of shame. 31: For the Lord does not give a man up for ever. 32: For though he sends grief, still he will have pity in the full measure of his love. 33: For he has no pleasure in troubling and causing grief to the children of men. 34: In a man's crushing under his feet all the prisoners of the earth, 35: In his turning away the right of a man before the face of the Most High. 36: In his doing wrong to a man in his cause, the Lord has no pleasure. 37: Who is able to say a thing, and give effect to it, if it has not been ordered by the Lord? 38: Do not evil and good come from the mouth of the Most High? 39: What protest may a living man make, even a man about the punishment of his sin? 40: Let us make search and put our ways to the test, turning again to the Lord; 41: Lifting up our hearts with our hands to God in the heavens. 42: We have done wrong and gone against your law; we have not had your forgiveness. 43: Covering yourself with wrath you have gone after us, cutting us off without pity; 44: Covering yourself with a cloud, so that prayer may not get through. 45: You have made us like waste and that for which there is no use, among the peoples. 46: The mouths of all our haters are open wide against us. 47: Fear and deep waters have come on us, wasting and destruction. 48: Rivers of water are running down from my eyes, for the destruction of the daughter of my people. 49: My eyes are streaming without stopping, they have no rest, 50: Till the Lord's eye is turned on me, till he sees my trouble from heaven. 51: The Lord is unkind to my soul, more than all the daughters of my town. 52: They who are against me without cause have gone hard after me as if I was a bird; 53: They have put an end to my life in the prison, stoning me with stones. 54: Waters were flowing over my head; I said, I am cut off. 55: I was making prayer to your name, O Lord, out of the lowest prison. 56: My voice came to you; let not your ear be shut to my breathing, to my cry. 57: You came near in the day when I made my prayer to you: you said, Have no fear. 58: O Lord, you have taken up the cause of my soul, you have made my life safe. 59: O Lord, you have seen my wrong; be judge in my cause. 60: You have seen all the evil rewards they have sent on me, and all their designs against me. 61: Their bitter words have come to your ears, O Lord, and all their designs against me; 62: The lips of those who came up against me, and their thoughts against me all the day. 63: Take note of them when they are seated, and when they get up; I am their song. 64: You will give them their reward, O Lord, answering to the work of their hands. 65: You will let their hearts be covered over with your curse on them. 66: You will go after them in wrath, and put an end to them from under the heavens of the Lord.