I hate those who cling to worthless idols;1 I trust in the LORD.27
I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction3 and knew the anguish4 of my soul.
You have not handed me over5 to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.69
Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;7 my eyes grow weak with sorrow,8 my soul and my body9 with grief.
My life is consumed by anguish10 and my years by groaning;11 my strength fails12 because of my affliction,a13 and my bones grow weak.1411
Because of all my enemies,15 I am the utter contempt16 of my neighbors;17 I am a dread to my friends-- those who see me on the street flee from me.
I am forgotten by them as though I were dead;18 I have become like broken pottery.
For I hear the slander19 of many; there is terror on every side;20 they conspire against me21 and plot to take my life.2214
But I trust23 in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."
My times24 are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.
Let your face shine25 on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.26