1: My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves [are ready] for me. 2: [Are there] not mockers with me? and doth not my eye continue in their provocation? 3: Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who [is] he [that] will strike hands with me? 4: For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt [them]. 5: He that speaketh flattery to [his] friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail. 6: He hath made me also a by-word of the people; and in former time I was as a tabret. 7: My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members [are] as a shade. 8: Upright [men] shall be astonished at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite. 9: The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. 10: But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find [one] wise [man] among you. 11: My days are past, my purposes are broken off, [even] the thoughts of my heart. 12: They change the night into day: the light [is] short because of darkness. 13: If I wait, the grave [is] my house: I have made my bed in the darkness. 14: I have said to corruption, Thou [art] my father: to the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister. 15: And where [is] now my hope? as for my hope, who will see it? 16: They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when [our] rest together [is] in the dust.