21 But as for you, Lord, O Lord: act on my behalf for your name's sake. For your mercy is sweet.
22 Free me, for I am destitute and poor, and my heart has been disquieted within me.
23 I have been taken away like a shadow when it declines, and I have been shaken off like locusts.
24 My knees have been weakened by fasting, and my flesh has been replaced by oil.
25 And I have become a disgrace to them. They saw me, and they shook their heads.
26 Help me, O Lord, my God. Save me according to your mercy.
27 And let them know that this is your hand, and that you, O Lord, have done this.
28 They will curse, and you will bless. May those who rise up against me be confounded. But your servant will rejoice.
29 May those who detract me be clothed with shame, and may they be covered with their confusion, as if with a double cloak.
30 I will confess exceedingly to the Lord with my mouth. And I will praise him in the midst of the multitude.
31 For he stands at the right hand of the poor, in order to save my soul from persecutors.
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