16 I have sewn sackcloth over my skin, and I have covered my body with ashes.
17 My face is swollen from weeping, and my eyelids have dimmed my vision.
18 These things I have endured without iniquity in my hand, while I held pure prayers before God.
19 O earth, do not conceal my blood, nor let my outcry find a hiding place in you.
20 For behold, my witness is in heaven, and my confidante is on high.