Roaring lions1 tearing their prey2 open their mouths wide3 against me.
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.4 My heart has turned to wax;5 it has melted away6 within me.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,7 and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;8 you lay mea in the dust9 of death.
Dogs10 have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have piercedb11 my hands and my feet.
I can count all my bones; people stare12 and gloat over me.1318
They divide my garments among them and cast lots14 for my clothing.1519
But you, O LORD, be not far off;16 O my Strength,17 come quickly18 to help me.1920
Deliver my life from the sword,20 my precious life21 from the power of the dogs.2221
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;23 savec me from the horns of the wild oxen.2422
I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation25 I will praise you.2623
You who fear the LORD, praise him!27 All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!28 Revere him,29 all you descendants of Israel!