A Song [or] Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician18 upon Mahalath Leannoth,15 Maschil 7919 56 of Heman the Ezrahite.
O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried1 day [and] night before thee:
Let my prayer come4 before thee: incline54 thine ear unto my cry;
For my soul is full1 of troubles: and my life draweth nigh52 unto the grave.
I am counted8 with them that go down6 into the pit: I am as a man [that hath] no strength:
Free among the dead,5 like the slain that lie6 in the grave, whom thou rememberest1 no more: and they are cut off8 from thy hand.
Thou hast laid1 me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
Thy wrath lieth hard1 upon me, and thou hast afflicted14 [me] with all thy waves. Selah.
Thou hast put away mine acquaintance30 far52 from me; thou hast made1 me an abomination unto them: [I am] shut up,7 and I cannot come forth.4
Mine eye mourneth1 by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called1 daily upon thee, I have stretched out14 my hands unto thee.
Wilt thou shew4 wonders to the dead?5 shall the dead arise4 [and] praise55 thee? Selah.
Shall thy lovingkindness be declared29 in the grave? [or] thy faithfulness in destruction?
Shall thy wonders be known11 in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
But unto thee have I cried,14 O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent17 thee.
LORD, why castest thou off4 my soul? [why] hidest55 thou thy face from me?
I [am] afflicted and ready to die6 from [my] youth up: [while] I suffer1 thy terrors I am distracted.4
Thy fierce wrath goeth over1 me; thy terrors have cut me off.40
They came round about1 me daily like water; they compassed52 me about together.
Lover6 and friend hast thou put far52 from me, [and] mine acquaintance30 into darkness.