During the evening, morning, and noontime I will lament and moan,
Yet he protected
Distress and hardship confront
“As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed,
I see the tents of Cushan overwhelmed by trouble;
For then there will be great suffering
“But in those days, after that suffering,
“Do not let your hearts be distressed.
Nevertheless, you did well to share with me in my trouble.
For it is right
For out of great distress and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not to make you sad, but to let you know the love that I have especially for you.
The men of Israel realized they had a problem because their army was hard pressed. So the army hid in caves, thickets, cliffs, strongholds,
I will be happy and rejoice in your faithfulness, because you notice my pain and you are aware of how distressed I am.
His raging anger lashed out against them,
The ropes of death tightened around me,
Indeed, the cries of distress echo throughout Moabite territory; their wailing can be heard in Eglaim and Beer Elim.
Lord, be merciful to us! We wait for you. Give us strength each morning!
Alas, what a terrible time of trouble it is!