But the LORD is on my side like a terrifying warrior. That is why those who persecute me will stumble. They can't win. They will be very ashamed that they can't succeed. Their eternal shame will not be forgotten.
12But the LORD of Armies examines the righteous. He sees their motives and thoughts. I want to see you take revenge on them, because I've brought my case to you.
13Sing to the LORD! Praise the LORD! He has rescued the lives of needy people from the power of wicked people.
14Cursed is the day that I was born, the day that my mother gave birth to me. May it not be blessed.
15Cursed is the man who made my father very happy with the news that he had just become the father of a baby boy.
16May that man be like the cities that the LORD destroyed without pity. May he hear a cry of alarm in the morning and a battle cry at noon.
17If only he had killed me while I was in the womb. Then my mother would have been my grave, and she would have always been pregnant.
18Why did I come out of the womb? All I've seen is trouble and grief. I will finish my days in shame.