11 We all growl like bears;
    (A)we moan and moan like doves;
(B)we hope for justice, but there is none;
    for salvation, but it is far from us.

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14 Like (A)a swallow or a crane I chirp;
    (B)I moan like a dove.
(C)My eyes are weary with looking upward.
    O Lord, I am oppressed; (D)be my pledge of safety!

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16 (A)And if any survivors escape, they will be on the mountains, like (B)doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, each one over his iniquity.

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14 (A)They do not cry to me from the heart,
    but (B)they wail upon their beds;
for grain and wine they gash themselves;
    they rebel against me.

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[a] (A)Oh that my head were waters,
    and my eyes a fountain of tears,
that I might weep day and night
    for the slain of (B)the daughter of my people!

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:1 Ch 8:23 in Hebrew

15 (A)We looked for peace, but no good came;
    for a time of healing, but behold, terror.

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Therefore justice is far from us,
    and righteousness does not overtake us;
(A)we hope for light, and behold, darkness,
    and for brightness, but we walk in gloom.

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20 (A)Your sons have fainted;
    they lie at the head of every street
    like an (B)antelope (C)in a net;
they are full of the wrath of the Lord,
    the rebuke of your God.

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155 (A)Salvation is far from the wicked,
    (B)for they do not seek your statutes.

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Surely his (A)salvation is near to those who fear him,
    that (B)glory may dwell in our land.

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I am feeble and crushed;
    I (A)groan because of the tumult of my heart.

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For when I kept silent, my (A)bones wasted away
    through my (B)groaning all day long.
For day and night your (C)hand was heavy upon me;
    my strength was dried up[a] as by the heat of summer. Selah

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 32:4 Hebrew my vitality was changed

28 I (A)go about darkened, but not by the sun;
    I stand up in (B)the assembly and cry for help.
29 I am a brother of (C)jackals
    and a companion of (D)ostriches.

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