I am feeble and utterly crushed;1 I groan2 in anguish of heart.39
All my longings4 lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing5 is not hidden from you.
My heart pounds,6 my strength fails7 me; even the light has gone from my eyes.811
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds;9 my neighbors stay far away.
Those who seek my life set their traps,10 those who would harm me talk of my ruin;11 all day long they plot deception.1213
I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear,13 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 wait14 for you, O LORD; you will answer,15 O Lord my God.
For I said, "Do not let them gloat16 or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."1717
For I am about to fall,18 and my pain19 is ever with me.
I confess my iniquity;20 I am troubled by my sin.