Many bulls1 surround me;2 strong bulls of Bashan3 encircle me.
Roaring lions4 tearing their prey5 open their mouths wide6 against me.
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.7 My heart has turned to wax;8 it has melted away9 within me.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,10 and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;11 you lay mea in the dust12 of death.
Dogs13 have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have piercedb14 my hands and my feet.
I can count all my bones; people stare15 and gloat over me.1618
They divide my garments among them and cast lots17 for my clothing.1819
But you, O LORD, be not far off;19 O my Strength,20 come quickly21 to help me.2220
Deliver my life from the sword,23 my precious life24 from the power of the dogs.2521
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;26 savec me from the horns of the wild oxen.27