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¶ O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee;
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Let my prayer come before thee;
incline thine ear unto my supplication;
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For my soul is full of troubles and my life draws near to Sheol.
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I am counted with them that go down into the pit;
I am like a man who has no strength;
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Like a nobleman abandoned among the dead, like the slain that lie down in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more;
they are lost to thee.
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Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the shadow of death.
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Thy wrath rests hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves.
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Thou hast put away mine acquaintances far from me;
thou hast made me an abomination to them;
I am shut up and I cannot come forth.
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Mine eyes are weakened from weeping;
LORD, I have called daily upon thee;
I have stretched out my hands to thee.
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Behold thou wilt show wonders to the dead;
the mighty ones shall rise and praise thee.
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They that are in the graves shall declare thy lovingkindness, and thy faithfulness in destruction.
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Thy wonders shall be known in the dark, and thy righteousness in the land that has been forsaken.
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But to thee have I cried, O LORD;
and in the morning shall my prayer come early before thee.
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O LORD, forsake not my soul, and turn not thy face from me.
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I am poor and afflicted from my youth;
I have been proud, but now I am humbled and crushed.
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Thy fierce wrath goes over me;
thy terrors have silenced me.
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They came round about me daily like water;
they set themselves in array against me.
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Friends and neighbors thou hast put far from me, and mine acquaintances thou hast kept away from me.