{An instruction of David;
when he was in the cave: a prayer.}
I cry unto Jehovah with my voice: with my voice unto Jehovah do I make supplication.
I pour out my plaint before him;
I shew before him my trouble.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then *thou* knewest my path.
In the way wherein I walked have they hidden a snare for me.
Look on the right hand and see;
there is no man that knoweth me: refuge hath failed me;
no man careth for my soul.
I cried unto thee, Jehovah;
I said, Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.
Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low;
deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may celebrate thy name.
The righteous shall surround me, because thou dealest bountifully with me.