“He has removed my brothers far from me,
And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
I have become estranged from my brothers
And an alien to my mother’s sons.
You have removed my acquaintances far from me;
You have made me an object of loathing to them;
I am shut up and cannot go out.
You have removed lover and friend far from me;
My acquaintances are in darkness.
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach,
Especially to my neighbors,
And an object of dread to my acquaintances;
Those who see me in the street flee from me.
“Indeed, you have now become such,
You see a terror and are afraid.
“But now He has exhausted me;
You have laid waste all my company.
My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague;
And my kinsmen stand afar off.
Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick.
And I looked for sympathy, but there was none,
And for comforters, but I found none.
But all this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures of the prophets.” Then all the disciples left Him and fled.
At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them.