You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.140
You have broken through all his walls2 and reduced his strongholds3 to ruins.
All who pass by have plundered4 him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.542
You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.643
You have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.744
You have put an end to his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.
You have cut short8 the days of his youth; you have covered him with a mantle of shame.9 "Selah"
How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?1047
Remember how fleeting is my life.11 For what futility you have created all men!
What man can live and not see death, or save himself from the power of the gravea ?12 "Selah"
O Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
Remember, Lord, how your servant hasb been mocked,13 how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
the taunts with which your enemies have mocked, O LORD, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.14