Why do you keep tormenting me
Time after time you insult me and show no shame for the way you abuse me.
Even if I have done wrong, how does that hurt you?
You think you are better than I am, and regard my troubles as proof of my guilt.
Can't you see it is God who has done this? He has set a trap to catch me.
I protest his violence, but no one is listening; no one hears my cry for justice.
God has blocked the way, and I can't get through; he has hidden my path in darkness.
He has taken away all my wealth and destroyed my reputation.
He batters me from every side. He uproots my hope and leaves me to wither and die.
God is angry and rages against me; he treats me like his worst enemy.
He sends his army to attack me; they dig trenches and lay siege to my tent.
God has made my own family forsake me; I am a stranger to those who knew me;
my relatives and friends are gone.
Those who were guests in my house have forgotten me; my servant women treat me like a stranger and a foreigner.
When I call a servant, he doesn't answer - even when I beg him to help me.