A Cry of Desperation
A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. #1Kg 4:311Ch 2:6
1Lord, God of my salvation,
I cry out before You day and night. #Ps 22:2|NoBook| 86:3Lk 18:7
2May my prayer reach Your presence;
listen to my cry. #Ps 18:6|NoBook| 31:2|NoBook| 86:1
3For I have had enough troubles,
and my life is near Sheol. #Ps 16:10|NoBook| 116:3
4I am counted among those going down to the Pit. #Ps 28:1|NoBook| 143:7
I am like a man without strength, #Ps 61:2
5abandoned # Or set free among the dead.
I am like the slain lying in the grave, #Ps 31:12
whom You no longer remember,
and who are cut off from Your care. # Or hand #Ps 31:22Is 53:8
6You have put me in the lowest part of the Pit,
in the darkest places, in the depths. #Ps 69:15|NoBook| 86:13Ezk 26:20
7Your wrath weighs heavily on me; #Ps 32:4|NoBook| 39:10
You have overwhelmed me with all Your waves. #Ps 42:7Selah
8You have distanced my friends from me;
You have made me repulsive to them. #Jb 19:13-22Ps 31:11
I am shut in and cannot go out.
9My eyes are worn out from crying. #Ps 6:7|NoBook| 31:9
Lord, I cry out to You all day long; #Ps 86:3
I spread out my hands to You. #Ps 143:6
10Do You work wonders for the dead?
Do departed spirits rise up to praise You? #Ps 6:5|NoBook| 30:9Selah
11Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave,
Your faithfulness in Abaddon? #Jb 26:6Pr 15:11|NoBook| 27:20
12Will Your wonders be known in the darkness
or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion? #Ec 9:5
13But I call to You for help, Lord;
in the morning my prayer meets You. #Ps 5:3|NoBook| 119:147
14Lord, why do You reject me? #Ps 43:2
Why do You hide Your face from me? #Jb 13:24Ps 10:1|NoBook| 13:1
15From my youth,
I have been afflicted and near death.
I suffer Your horrors; I am desperate. #Jb 31:23
16Your wrath sweeps over me;
Your terrors destroy me. #Jb 6:4|NoBook| 9:34
17They surround me like water all day long;
they close in on me from every side. #Ps 22:12118:10-12
18You have distanced loved one and neighbor from me;
darkness is my only friend. # Or from me, my friends. Oh darkness! #Jb 19:13Ps 31:11|NoBook| 38:11
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