I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.1 My heart has turned to wax;2 it has melted away3 within me.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,4 and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;5 you lay mea in the dust6 of death.
Dogs7 have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have piercedb8 my hands and my feet.
I can count all my bones; people stare9 and gloat over me.1018
They divide my garments among them and cast lots11 for my clothing.1219
But you, O LORD, be not far off;13 O my Strength,14 come quickly15 to help me.1620
Deliver my life from the sword,17 my precious life18 from the power of the dogs.1921
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;20 savec me from the horns of the wild oxen.2122
I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation22 I will praise you.2323
You who fear the LORD, praise him!24 All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!25 Revere him,26 all you descendants of Israel!
For he has not despised27 or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one;28 he has not hidden his face29 from him but has listened to his cry for help.30