O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived :a thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed : I am in derisiondaily, every one mocketh me.
For since I spake , I cried out , I criedviolence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision,daily.9
Then I said , I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burningfire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing , and I could not stay.
For I heard the defaming of many,fear on every side.Report , say they, and we will report it. All my familiarswatched for my halting , saying, Peradventure he will be enticed , and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble , and they shall not prevail : they shall be greatlyashamed ; for they shall not prosper : their everlastingconfusion shall never be forgotten .
But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.13Sing unto the LORD,praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers .
14Cursed be the day wherein I was born : let not the day wherein my motherbare me be blessed .
15Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father,saying , A manchild is born unto thee; making him veryglad .
And let that man be as the cities which the LORDoverthrew , and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide ;
Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be alwaysgreat with me.
Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to seelabour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?