Maschil of David;
A Prayer when he was in the cave.
1
I cried unto the LORD with my voice;
with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.
2
I poured out my complaint before him;
I shewed before him my trouble.
3
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.
In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
4
I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me;
no man cared for my soul.
5
I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
6
Attend unto my cry;
for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors;
for they are stronger than I.
7
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about;
for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.