8 All those who saw me have derided me. They have spoken with the lips and shook the head.
9 He has hoped in the Lord, let him rescue him. Let him save him because he chooses him.
10 For you are the one who has drawn me out of the womb, my hope from the breasts of my mother.
11 I have been thrown upon you from the womb; from the womb of my mother, you are my God.
12 Do not depart from me. For tribulation is near, since there is no one who may help me.
13 Many calves have surrounded me; fat bulls have besieged me.
14 They have opened their mouths over me, just like a lion seizing and roaring.
15 And so, I have been poured out like water, and all my bones have been scattered. My heart has become like wax, melting in the midst of my chest.
16 My strength has dried up like clay, and my tongue has adhered to my jaws. And you have pulled me down, into the dust of death.
17 For many dogs have surrounded me. The council of the malicious has besieged me. They have pierced my hands and feet.
18 They have numbered all my bones. And they have examined me and stared at me.
19 They divided my garments among them, and over my vestment, they cast lots.
20 But you, O Lord, do not take your help far from me; be attentive to my defense.
21 O God, rescue my soul from the spear, and my only one from the hand of the dog.
22 Save me from the mouth of the lion, and my humility from the horns of single-horned beast.
23 I will declare your name to my brothers. In the midst of the Church, I will praise you.
24 You who fear the Lord, praise him. All the offspring of Jacob, glorify him.
4 The Lord has given me a learned tongue, so that I would know how to uphold with a word, one who has weakened. He rises in the morning, he rises to my ear in the morning, so that I may heed him like a teacher.
5 The Lord God has opened my ear. And I do not contradict him. I have not turned back.
6 I have given my body to those who strike me, and my cheeks to those who plucked them. I have not averted my face from those who rebuked me and who spit on me.
7 The Lord God is my helper. Therefore, I have not been confounded. Therefore, I have set my face like a very hard rock, and I know that I will not be confounded.
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