| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|A Petition to Be Saved from Death|
|A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; for the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath Leannoth. 1 Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.|
| ||O JEHOVAH, the God of my salvation,|
I have cried day and night before thee.
| ||Let my prayer enter into thy presence;|
Incline thine ear unto my cry.
| ||For my soul is full of troubles,|
And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.
| ||I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit;|
I am as a man that hath no help,
| ||Cast off 2 among the dead,|
Like the slain that lie in the grave,
Whom thou rememberest no more,
And they are cut off from thy hand.
| ||Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit,|
In dark places, in the deeps.
| ||Thy wrath lieth hard upon me,|
And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. [Selah
| ||Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me;|
Thou hast made me an abomination unto them:
I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
| ||Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction:|
I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah;
I have spread forth my hands unto thee.
| ||Wilt thou show wonders to the dead?|
Shall they 3 that are deceased arise and praise thee? [Selah
| ||Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave?|
Or thy faithfulness in Destruction? 4
| ||Shall thy wonders be known in the dark?|
And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
| ||But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried;|
And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.
| ||Jehovah, why castest thou off my soul?|
Why hidest thou thy face from me?
| ||I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up:|
While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
| ||Thy fierce wrath is gone over me;|
Thy terrors have cut me off.
| ||They came round about me like water all the day long;|
They compassed me about together.
| ||Lover and friend hast thou put far from me,|
And mine acquaintance into 5 darkness.