My back is filled with searing pain;1 there is no health2 in my body.
I am feeble and utterly crushed;3 I groan4 in anguish of heart.59
All my longings6 lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing7 is not hidden from you.
My heart pounds,8 my strength fails9 me; even the light has gone from my eyes.1011
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds;11 my neighbors stay far away.
Those who seek my life set their traps,12 those who would harm me talk of my ruin;13 all day long they plot deception.1413
I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear,15 like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;
I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
I wait16 for you, O LORD; you will answer,17 O Lord my God.
For I said, "Do not let them gloat18 or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."1917
For I am about to fall,20 and my pain21 is ever with me.