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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book V
 
CXLII
 
Prayer for Help in Trouble
 
 
Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer.
 
 
[1]  I CRY with my voice unto Jehovah;
With my voice unto Jehovah do I make supplication.
[2]  I pour out my complaint before him;
I show before him my trouble.
[3]  When my spirit was 1 overwhelmed within me,
Thou knewest my path.
In the way wherein I walk
Have they hidden a snare for me.
[4]  Look on my right hand, and see;
For there is no man that knoweth me:
Refuge hath failed me;
No man careth for my soul.
[5]  I cried unto thee, O Jehovah;
I said, Thou art my refuge,
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 give thanks unto thy name:
The righteous shall compass 2 me about;
For thou wilt deal bountifully with me.
 
Note 1. Or, fainted. [back]
Note 2. Or, crown themselves because of me. [back]
 

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