You have closed their minds to understanding;1 therefore you will not let them triumph.
If a man denounces his friends for reward,2 the eyes of his children will fail.36
"God has made me a byword4 to everyone,5 a man in whose face people spit.67
My eyes have grown dim with grief;7 my whole frame is but a shadow.88
Upright men are appalled at this; the innocent are aroused9 against the ungodly.
Nevertheless, the righteous10 will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands11 will grow stronger.1210
"But come on, all of you, try again! I will not find a wise man among you.1311
My days have passed,14 my plans are shattered, and so are the desires of my heart.1512
These men turn night into day;16 in the face of darkness they say, 'Light is near.'1713
If the only home I hope for is the grave,a18 if I spread out my bed19 in darkness,2014
if I say to corruption,21 'You are my father,' and to the worm,22 'My mother' or 'My sister,'