I am the one who has seen the afflictions that come from the rod of the LORD's anger.
He has brought me into deep darkness, shutting out all light.
He has turned against me. Day and night his hand is heavy upon me.
He has made my skin and flesh grow old. He has broken my bones.
He has attacked me and surrounded me with anguish and distress.
He has buried me in a dark place, like a person long dead.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)