New International Version
21 But you, Sovereign Lord,
help me for your name’s sake;(A)
out of the goodness of your love,(B) deliver me.(C)
22 For I am poor and needy,
and my heart is wounded within me.
23 I fade away like an evening shadow;(D)
I am shaken off like a locust.
24 My knees give(E) way from fasting;(F)
my body is thin and gaunt.(G)
25 I am an object of scorn(H) to my accusers;
when they see me, they shake their heads.(I)
26 Help me,(J) Lord my God;
save me according to your unfailing love.
27 Let them know(K) that it is your hand,
that you, Lord, have done it.
28 While they curse,(L) may you bless;
may those who attack me be put to shame,
but may your servant rejoice.(M)
29 May my accusers be clothed with disgrace
and wrapped in shame(N) as in a cloak.