“I have become a laughingstock(A) to my friends,(B)
    though I called on God and he answered(C)
    a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!(D)

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10 People open their mouths(A) to jeer at me;(B)
    they strike my cheek(C) in scorn
    and unite together against me.(D)

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Surely mockers(A) surround me;(B)
    my eyes must dwell on their hostility.

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Bear with me while I speak,
    and after I have spoken, mock on.(A)

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30 “But now they mock me,(A)
    men younger than I,
whose fathers I would have disdained
    to put with my sheep dogs.(B)

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BOOK I

Psalms 1–41

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one(A)
    who does not walk(B) in step with the wicked(C)
or stand in the way(D) that sinners take(E)
    or sit(F) in the company of mockers,(G)

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