Do not be afraid, I am your shield, your very great reward

I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. … I am poor and needy. … I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother’s children; for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me. … Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. …  I am afflicted and in pain. …  I am like a bird alone on a roof. … My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass. Continue Reading “Do not be afraid, I am your shield, your very great reward”