He has blocked my way so I cannot pass;1 he has shrouded my paths in darkness.29
He has stripped3 me of my honor4 and removed the crown from my head.510
He tears me down6 on every side till I am gone; he uproots my hope7 like a tree.811
His anger9 burns against me; he counts me among his enemies.1012
His troops advance in force;11 they build a siege ramp12 against me and encamp around my tent.1313
"He has alienated my brothers14 from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.1514
My kinsmen have gone away; my friends16 have forgotten me.
My guests17 and my maidservants18 count me a stranger; they look upon me as an alien.
I summon my servant, but he does not answer, though I beg him with my own mouth.
My breath is offensive to my wife; I am loathsome19 to my own brothers.
Even the little boys20 scorn me; when I appear, they ridicule me.21