I am the man who has 1seenaffliction Because of the rod of His wrath.
He has driven me and made me walk In 2darkness and not in light.
3Surely against me He has 3turned His handRepeatedlyall the day.
He has caused my 4flesh and my skin to wasteaway, He has 5broken my bones.
He has 6besieged and encompassed me with 7bitterness and hardship.
In 8darkplaces He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead.
He has 9walled me in so that I cannotgo out; He has made my a10chainheavy.
8Evenwhen I cry out and call for help, He 11shuts out my prayer.
He has 12blocked my ways with hewnstone ; He has made my pathscrooked.
He is to me like a bearlying in wait, Like a lion in secretplaces.
He has turnedaside my ways and 13torn me to pieces ; He has made me desolate.
He 14bent His bow And 15set me as a target for the arrow.
He made the barrows of His 16quiver To enter into my cinwardparts.
I have become a 17laughingstock to all my people, Their mocking 18songall the day.
He has 19filled me with bitterness, He has made me drunk with wormwood.
He has 20broken my teeth with 21gravel ; He has made me cower in the 22dust.
My soul has beenrejected23from peace ; I have forgottendhappiness.
So I say, "My strength has perished, And so has my 24hope from the LORD."