CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: [but] I hope in thy word.
My eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; [yet] I do not forget thy statutes.
How many [are] the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
The proud have digged pits for me, which [are] not according to thy law.
All thy commandments [are] faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
Revive me after thy loving-kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
Thy faithfulness [is] to all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
They continue this day according to thy ordinances: for all [are] thy servants.