A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; for the Chief Musician;

set to Mahalath Leannoth.〖Or, for singing.〗 Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.

[1] O JEHOVAH, the God of my salvation,

I have cried day and night before thee.

[2] Let my prayer enter into thy presence;

Incline thine ear unto my cry.

[3] For my soul is full of troubles,

And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.

[4] I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit;

I am as a man that hath no help,

[5] Cast off〖Or, away.〗 among the dead,

Like the slain that lie in the grave,

Whom thou rememberest no more,

And they are cut off from thy hand.

[6] Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit,

In dark places, in the deeps.

[7] Thy wrath lieth hard upon me,

And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. [Selah

[8] 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.

[9] Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction:

I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah;

I have spread forth my hands unto thee.

[10] Wilt thou show wonders to the dead?

Shall they〖Or, the shades.Heb. Rephaim.〗 that are deceased arise and praise thee? [Selah

[11] Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave?

Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?〖Heb. Abaddon. See Job 26. 6.〗

[12] Shall thy wonders be known in the dark?

And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

[13] But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried;

And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.

[14] Jehovah, why castest thou off my soul?

Why hidest thou thy face from me?

[15] I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up:

While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

[16] Thy fierce wrath is gone over me;

Thy terrors have cut me off.

[17] They came round about me like water all the day long;

They compassed me about together.

[18] Lover and friend hast thou put far from me,

And mine acquaintance into〖Or, are darkness.〗 darkness.

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