The Book of Psalms
1 – A canticle of a psalm for the sons of Core: unto the end, for Maheleth, to answer understanding of Eman the Ezrahite.
2 – O Lord, the God of my salvation: I have cried in the day, and in the night before thee.
3 – Let my prayer come in before thee: incline thy ear to my petition.
4 – For my soul is filled with evils: and my life hath drawn nigh to hell.
5 – I am counted among them that go down to the pit: I am become as a man without help,
6 – free among the dead. Like the slain sleeping in the sepulchres, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cast off from thy hand.
7 – They have laid me in the lower pit: in the dark places, and in the shadow of death.
8 – Thy wrath is strong over me: and all thy waves thou hast brought in upon me.
9 – Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me: they have set me an abomination to themselves. I was delivered up, and came not forth:
10 – my eyes languished through poverty. All the day I cried to thee, O Lord: I stretched out my hands to thee.
11 – Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? or shall physicians raise to life, and give praise to thee?
12 – Shall any one in the sepulchre declare thy mercy: and thy truth in destruction?
13 – Shall thy wonders be known in the dark; and thy justice in the land of forgetfulness?
14 – But I, O Lord, have cried to thee: and in the morning my prayer shall prevent thee.
15 – Lord, why castest thou off my prayer: why turnest thou away thy face from me?
16 – I am poor, and in labours from my youth: and being exalted have been humbled and troubled.
17 – Thy wrath hath come upon me: and thy terrors have troubled me.
18 – They have come round about me like water all the day: they have compassed me about together.
19 – Friend and neighbour thou hast put far from me: and my acquaintance, because of misery.
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