He tears me down1 on every side till I am gone; he uproots my hope2 like a tree.3
His anger4 burns against me; he counts me among his enemies.5
His troops advance in force;6 they build a siege ramp7 against me and encamp around my tent.8
"He has alienated my brothers9 from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.10
My kinsmen have gone away; my friends11 have forgotten me.
My guests12 and my maidservants13 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 loathsome14 to my own brothers.
Even the little boys15 scorn me; when I appear, they ridicule me.16
All my intimate friends17 detest me;18 those I love have turned against me.19
I am nothing but skin and bones;20 I have escaped with only the skin of my teeth.