If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, And plead against me my reproach;
Know now that God hath subverted me [in my cause], And hath compassed me with his net.
Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry for help, but there is no justice.
He hath walled up my way that I cannot pass, And hath set darkness in my paths.
He hath stripped me of my glory, And taken the crown from my head.
He hath broken me down on every side, and I am gone; And my hope hath he plucked up like a tree.
He hath also kindled his wrath against me, And he counteth me unto him as [one of] his adversaries.
His troops come on together, And cast up their way against me, And encamp round about my tent.
He hath put my brethren far from me, And mine acquaintance are wholly estranged from me.
My kinsfolk have failed, And my familiar friends have forgotten me.
They that dwell in my house, and my maids, count me for a stranger; I am an alien in their sight.