But I am a worm and not a man; cursed by men, and looked down on by the people.
How much less man who is an insect, and the son of man who is a worm!
Have no fear, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will be your helper, says the Lord, even he who takes up your cause, the Holy One of Israel.
The Lord who takes up Israel's cause, even his Holy One, says to him whom men make sport of, who is hated by the nations, a servant of rulers: Kings will see and get up from their places, and chiefs will give worship: because of the Lord who keeps faith; even the Holy One of Israel who has taken you for himself.
Men made sport of him, turning away from him; he was a man of sorrows, marked by disease; and like one from whom men's faces are turned away, he was looked down on, and we put no value on him.
Because of all those who are against me, I have become a word of shame to my neighbours; a cause of shaking the head and a fear to my friends: those who saw me in the street went in flight from me.
I have been wounded with sharp words because of you; my face has been covered with shame.
You have seen my shame, how I was laughed at and made low; my haters are all before you.
You have sent my friends far away from me; you have made me a disgusting thing in their eyes: I am shut up, and not able to come out.
The Son of man has come feasting, and they say, See, a lover of food and wine, a friend of tax-farmers and sinners! And wisdom is judged to be right by her works.
But the Pharisees, hearing of it, said, This man only sends evil spirits out of men by Beelzebub, the ruler of evil spirits.
Now the chief priests and those in authority got the people to make request for Barabbas, and for Jesus to be put to death.
Then the Jews were surprised and said, How has this man got knowledge of books? He has never been to school.
The people said in answer, You have an evil spirit: who has any desire to put you to death?
Then the Pharisees said to them, Have you, like the others, been given false ideas?
The Jews said to him in answer, Are we not right in saying that you are of Samaria and have an evil spirit?
For this reason Jesus was put to death outside the walls, so that he might make the people holy by his blood.
And they give the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and full of wonder are your works, O Lord God, Ruler of all; true and full of righteousness are your ways, eternal King.
In you, O Lord, have I put my hope; let me never be shamed; keep me safe in your righteousness.