1Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: [there is] no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.
2The good [man] is perished out of the earth: and [there is] none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
3That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge [asks] for a reward; and the great [man], he utters his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
4The best of them [is] as a brier: the most upright [is sharper] than a thorn hedge: the day of youri watchmen [and] youri visitation comes; now shall be their perplexity.
5Trust you2f not in a friend, put you2f not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of youi mouth from her that lies in youi bosom.
6For the son dishonours the father, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies [are] the men of his own house.
7Therefore I will look unto the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate); I will wait for the God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] of my salvation: my God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] will hear me.
8Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) [shall be] a light unto me.
9I will bear the indignation of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] I shall behold his righteousness.
10Then [she that is] my enemy shall see [it], and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) youi God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered]? my eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trampled down as the mire of the streets.
11 [In] the day that youri walls are to be built, [in] that day shall the decree be far removed.
12 [In] that day [also] he shall come even to youi from Ashur [the level plain] (the land of the sons of Shem (name, renown (great reputation; being well-known))), and [from] the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and [from] mountain to mountain.
13Yet the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell in it, for the fruit of their doings.
14Feed youi people with youri rod, the flock of youri heritage, which dwell solitarily [in] the wood, in the midst of Carmel [Garden-land]: let them feed [in] Bashan [Fruitful] and Gil’ad [Rocky Region], as in the days of old.
15According to the days of youri coming out of the land of Mitzrayim [Egypt - The Narrow Place] will I show unto him marvelous [things].
16The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay [their] hand upon [their] mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
17They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) our God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered], and shall fear because of youi.
18Who [is] a God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] like unto youi, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retains not his anger forever, because he delights [in] mercy.
19He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and youi will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
20youi will perform the tto Ya’akov [Heal of God], [and] the mercy to Avraham [Exalted Father], which youi have sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.