I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons;19
for zeal for your house consumes me,2 and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.310
When I weep and fast,4 I must endure scorn;
when I put on sackcloth,5 people make sport of me.
Those who sit at the gate6 mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.713
But I pray to you, O LORD, in the time of your favor;8 in your great love,9 O God, answer me with your sure salvation.
Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.1015
Do not let the floodwaters11 engulf me or the depths swallow me up12 or the pit close its mouth over me.1316
Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love;14 in your great mercy turn to me.
Do not hide your face15 from your servant; answer me quickly,16 for I am in trouble.1718
Come near and rescue me; redeem18 me because of my foes.
You know how I am scorned,19 disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters,20 but I found none.2121
They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar22 for my thirst.2322
May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution anda a trap.2423
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.2524
Pour out your wrath26 on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
May their place be deserted;27 let there be no one to dwell in their tents.2826
For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.2927
Charge them with crime upon crime;30 do not let them share in your salvation.3128
May they be blotted out of the book of life32 and not be listed with the righteous.33