Salvum me fac
Let not those who trust in you, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed because of me; *
let not those who seek you be confounded through me, O God of Israel.
Surely for your sake have I suffered reproach; *
shame has covered my face.
I have become a stranger to my brethren, *
unknown to my mother’s children,
Because zeal for your house has consumed me, *
and the reproaches of those who reproached you have fallen upon me.
I wept, and humbled myself with fasting, *
but that was turned to my reproach.
I put on sackcloth also, *
and I became a byword among them.
Those who sit in the gate speak against me, *
and the drunkards make songs about me.
But, Lord, I make my prayer to you *
in an acceptable time.
Hear me, O God, in the multitude of your mercy, *
even in the truth of your salvation.
Reproach has broken my heart; I am full of heaviness; *
I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no one, neither have I found any to comfort me.
They gave me gall to eat, *
and when I was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink.