14 I have become a joke to all my people,
the object of their song of ridicule
all day long.
15 He saturated me with grief,
made me choke on bitterness.
16 He crushed my teeth into the gravel;
he pressed me down into the ashes.
17 I’ve rejected peace;
I’ve forgotten what is good.
18 I thought: My future is gone,
as well as my hope from the Lord.