1: I am the man that has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. 2: He has led me and caused me to walk in darkness, and not in light. 3: Surely against me he turns his hand again and again all the day. 4: My flesh and my skin has he made old; he has broken my bones. 5: He has built against me, and surrounded me with gall and travail. 6: He has made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead. 7: He has walled me about, that I can't go forth; he has made my chain heavy. 8: Yes, when I cry, and call for help, he shuts out my prayer. 9: He has walled up my ways with cut stone; he has made my paths crooked. 10: He is to me as a bear lying in wait, as a lion in secret places. 11: He has turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he has made me desolate. 12: He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow. 13: He has caused the shafts of his quiver to enter into my kidneys. 14: I am become a derision to all my people, and their song all the day. 15: He has filled me with bitterness, he has sated me with wormwood. 16: He has also broken my teeth with gravel stones; he has covered me with ashes. 17: You have removed my soul far off from peace; I forgot prosperity. 18: I said, My strength is perished, and my expectation from Yahweh. 19: Remember my affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. 20: My soul still remembers them, and is bowed down within me. 21: This I recall to my mind; therefore have I hope. 22: It is because of Yahweh's loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn't fail. 23: They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24: Yahweh is my portion, says my soul; therefore will I hope in him. 25: Yahweh is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. 26: It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Yahweh. 27: It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. 28: Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he has laid it on him. 29: Let him put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope. 30: Let him give his cheek to him who strikes him; let him be filled full with reproach. 31: For the Lord will not cast off forever. 32: For though he cause grief, yet he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. 33: For he does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men. 34: To crush under foot all the prisoners of the earth, 35: To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the Most High, 36: To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord doesn't approve. 37: Who is he who says, and it comes to pass, when the Lord doesn't command it? 38: Doesn't evil and good come out of the mouth of the Most High? 39: Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? 40: Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Yahweh. 41: Let us lift up our heart with our hands to God in the heavens. 42: We have transgressed and have rebelled; you have not pardoned. 43: You have covered with anger and pursued us; you have killed, you have not pitied. 44: You have covered yourself with a cloud, so that no prayer can pass through. 45: You have made us an off-scouring and refuse in the midst of the peoples. 46: All our enemies have opened their mouth wide against us. 47: Fear and the pit have come on us, devastation and destruction. 48: My eye runs down with streams of water, for the destruction of the daughter of my people. 49: My eye pours down, and doesn't cease, without any intermission, 50: Until Yahweh look down, and see from heaven. 51: My eye affects my soul, because of all the daughters of my city. 52: They have chased me relentlessly like a bird, those who are my enemies without cause. 53: They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and have cast a stone on me. 54: Waters flowed over my head; I said, I am cut off. 55: I called on your name, Yahweh, out of the lowest dungeon. 56: You heard my voice; don't hide your ear at my breathing, at my cry. 57: You drew near in the day that I called on you; you said, Don't be afraid. 58: Lord, you have pleaded the causes of my soul; you have redeemed my life. 59: Yahweh, you have seen my wrong. Judge my cause. 60: You have seen all their vengeance and all their devices against me. 61: You have heard their reproach, Yahweh, and all their devices against me, 62: The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day. 63: You see their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their song. 64: You will render to them a recompense, Yahweh, according to the work of their hands. 65: You will give them hardness of heart, your curse to them. 66: You will pursue them in anger, and destroy them from under the heavens of Yahweh.