Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;
If i be wicked
Though you see that I am not an evil-doer; and there is no one who is able to take a man out of your hands?
You will not let me be clear of sin! why then do I take trouble for nothing?
Let my hater be like the evil man, and let him who comes against me be as the sinner.
The sinners and all the nations who have no memory of God will be turned into the underworld.
Unhappy is the sinner! for the reward of his evil doings will come on him.
Then I said, The curse is on me, and my fate is destruction; for I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of armies.
Then you will again see how the upright man is different from the sinner, and the servant of God from him who is not.
But to those who, from a love of competition, are not guided by what is true, will come the heat of his wrath,
If he puts out his hand to take, by whom may it be turned back? who may say to him, What are you doing?
Will you not have mercy on him who takes pleasure in doing righteousness, even on those who keep in mind your ways? Truly you were angry, and we went on doing evil, and sinning against you in the past.
In the same way, when you have done all the things which are given you to do, say, There is no profit in us, for we have only done what we were ordered to do.
I am full
At the very thought of it my flesh is shaking with fear.
For this cause I am in fear before him, my thoughts of him overcome me.
And God said, Truly, I have seen the grief of my people in Egypt, and their cry because of their cruel masters has come to my ears; for I have knowledge of their sorrows;
Give thought to my grief and my pain; and take away all my sins.
O see my trouble, and be my saviour; for I keep your law in my mind,
See, O Lord, for I am in trouble; the inmost parts of my body are deeply moved; my heart is turned in me; for I have been uncontrolled: outside the children are put to the sword, and in the house there is death.