New International Version
15 From my youth(A) I have suffered(B) and been close to death;
I have borne your terrors(C) and am in despair.(D)
16 Your wrath(E) has swept over me;
your terrors(F) have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood;(G)
they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have taken from me friend(H) and neighbor—
darkness is my closest friend.
King James Version
15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.
17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.
18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.Read full chapter