I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
    for you saw my affliction(A)
    and knew the anguish(B) of my soul.
You have not given me into the hands(C) of the enemy
    but have set my feet in a spacious place.(D)

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;(E)
    my eyes grow weak with sorrow,(F)
    my soul and body(G) with grief.
10 My life is consumed by anguish(H)
    and my years by groaning;(I)
my strength fails(J) because of my affliction,[a](K)
    and my bones grow weak.(L)
11 Because of all my enemies,(M)
    I am the utter contempt(N) of my neighbors(O)
and an object of dread to my closest friends—
    those who see me on the street flee from me.
12 I am forgotten as though I were dead;(P)
    I have become like broken pottery.
13 For I hear many whispering,(Q)
    “Terror on every side!”(R)
They conspire against me(S)
    and plot to take my life.(T)

14 But I trust(U) in you, Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”

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  1. Psalm 31:10 Or guilt

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