Save me, O God, for the waters1 have come up to my neck.22
I sink in the miry depths,3 where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
I am worn out calling for help;4 my throat is parched. My eyes fail,5 looking for my God.
Those who hate me6 without reason7 outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause,8 those who seek to destroy me.9 I am forced to restore what I did not steal.
You know my folly,10 O God; my guilt is not hidden from you.116
May those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me, O Lord, the LORD Almighty; may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me, O God of Israel.
For I endure scorn12 for your sake,13 and shame covers my face.148
I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons;159
for zeal for your house consumes me,16 and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.1710
When I weep and fast,18 I must endure scorn;
when I put on sackcloth,19 people make sport of me.
Those who sit at the gate20 mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards.21