My knees give way because I have been fasting. My body has become lean, without any fat.
I have become the victim of my enemies' insults. They look at me and shake their heads.
Help me, O LORD my God. Save me because of your mercy.
Then they will know that this is your doing, that you, O LORD, are the one who saved me.
They may curse, but you will bless. Let those who attack me be ashamed, but let me rejoice.
Let those who accuse me wear disgrace as though it were clothing. Let them be wrapped in their shame as though it were a robe.
With my mouth I will give many thanks to the LORD. I will praise him among many people,
because he stands beside needy people to save them from those who would condemn them to death.