1 O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you;*
O let my prayer enter into your presence; incline your ear to my call.
2 For my soul is full of trouble,*
and my life draws nigh to the Grave.
3 I am counted as one of those who go down into the pit,*
and I have become as one who has no strength.
4 I have become like the dead, and like the slain who lie in the grave,*
whom you remember no more, and who are cut off from your hand.
5 You have laid me in the lowest pit,*
in a place of darkness, and in the deep.
6 Your indignation lies heavy upon me,*
and you have overwhelmed me with all your storms.
7 You have put my friends far from me,*
and made me to be abhorred by them.
8 I am in prison;*
I cannot go forth.
9 My sight fails because of trouble;*
Lord, I have called daily upon you; I have stretched forth my hands unto you.
10 Do you show wonders among the dead,*
or shall the dead rise up again and praise you?
11 Shall your loving-kindness be shown in the grave,*
or your faithfulness in destruction?
12 Shall your wondrous works be known in the dark,*
and your righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten?
13 Unto you have I cried, O Lord,*
and early shall my prayer come before you.
14 Lord, why do you cast off my soul*
and hide your face from me?
15 I am in misery, like one who is at the point of death;*
even from my youth, your terrors have I suffered with a troubled mind.
16 Your wrathful displeasure goes over me,*
and the fear of you has undone me.
17 Daily they come round about me like water,*
and encompass me on every side.
18 My companions and neighbors you have put away from me,*
and hidden my friends out of my sight.
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