Come near and rescue me; redeem1 me because of my foes.
You know how I am scorned,2 disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters,3 but I found none.421
They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar5 for my thirst.622
May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution anda a trap.723
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.824
Pour out your wrath9 on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
May their place be deserted;10 let there be no one to dwell in their tents.1126
For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.1227
Charge them with crime upon crime;13 do not let them share in your salvation.1428
May they be blotted out of the book of life15 and not be listed with the righteous.16