For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was you, a man my equal, my guide, and my close friend. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
Yea, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who did eat of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
Lover and friend have you put far from me, and my acquaintance into darkness.
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. They rewarded me evil for good to the sorrow of my soul. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom. read more.
I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother. But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: With hypocritical mockers at feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.
He has put forth his hands against such as were at peace with him: he has broken his covenant. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.