Remember my sorrow and how short life is. Did you create men and women for nothing but this?
We'll see death soon enough. Everyone does. And there's no back door out of hell.
So where is the love you're so famous for, Lord? What happened to your promise to David?
Take a good look at your servant, dear Lord; I'm the butt of the jokes of all nations,
The taunting jokes of your enemies, God, as they dog the steps of your dear anointed.
Blessed be God forever and always! Yes. Oh, yes.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)