1: I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. 2: Me hath he led, and brought into darkness, and not into light. 3: Surely against me hath he turned again and again his hand all the day. 4: My flesh and my skin hath he wasted away, he hath broken my bones. 5: He hath built against me, and encompassed [me] with gall and toil. 6: He hath made me to dwell in dark places as those that have been long dead. 7: He hath hedged me about that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy. 8: Even when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. 9: He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked. 10: He is unto me [as] a bear lying in wait, 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 arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins. 14: I am become a derision to all my people; their song all the day. 15: He hath sated me with bitterness, he hath made me drunk 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 have forgotten prosperity. 18: And I said, My strength is perished, and my hope in Jehovah. 19: Remember thou mine affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and the gall. 20: My soul hath [them] constantly in remembrance, and is humbled in me. 21: -- This I recall to heart, therefore have I hope. 22: It is of Jehovah's loving-kindness 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 one should both wait, and that in silence, for the salvation of Jehovah. 27: It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth: 28: He sitteth solitary and keepeth silence, because he hath laid it upon him; 29: he putteth his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope; 30: he giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him; he is filled full with reproach. 31: For the Lord will not cast off for ever; 32: but if he have caused grief, he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses: 33: for he doth not willingly afflict or 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 wrong a man in his cause, -- will not the Lord see it? 37: Who is he that saith, and there cometh to pass, what the Lord hath not commanded? 38: Out of the mouth of the Most High doth not there proceed 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 thyself with anger, and pursued us; thou hast slain, thou hast not spared. 44: Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that prayer should not pass through. 45: Thou hast made us the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the peoples. 46: All our enemies have opened their mouth against us. 47: Fear and the pit are come upon us, devastation and ruin. 48: Mine eye runneth down with streams of water for the ruin 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 the heavens. 51: Mine eye affecteth my soul, because of all the daughters of my city. 52: They that are mine enemies without cause have chased me sore like a bird. 53: They have cut off my life in a pit, and cast a stone upon me. 54: Waters streamed over my head; I said, I am cut off. 55: I called upon thy name, Jehovah, out of the lowest pit. 56: Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my sighing, at my cry. 57: Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee; thou saidst, Fear not. 58: Lord, thou hast pleaded the cause of my soul, thou hast redeemed my life. 59: Jehovah, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause. 60: Thou hast seen all their vengeance, all their imaginations against me. 61: Thou hast heard their reproach, O Jehovah, all their imaginations against me; 62: the lips of those that rise up against me and their meditation against me all the day. 63: Behold thou their sitting down and their rising up: I am their song. 64: Render unto them a recompence, O Jehovah, according to the work of their hands; 65: give them obduracy of heart, thy curse unto them; 66: pursue them in anger, and destroy them from under the heavens of Jehovah.