1 O Lord, cGod of my salvation,
I dcry out day and night before you.
eincline your ear to my cry!
4 I am counted among those who hgo down to the pit;
I am a man who has no strength,
like the slain that lie in the grave,
like those whom iyou remember no more,
for they are jcut off from your hand.
6 You have put me in kthe depths of the pit,
7 Your wrath nlies heavy upon me,
and you overwhelm me with oall your waves. Selah
8 You have caused pmy companions to shun me;
I am rshut in so that I cannot escape;
9 smy eye grows dim through sorrow.
Every day I call upon you, O Lord;
I tspread out my hands to you.
uDo the departed rise up to praise you? Selah
or your faithfulness in Abaddon?
or your righteousness in the land of xforgetfulness?
13 But I, O Lord, cry yto you;
zin the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 O Lord, why ado you cast my soul away?
Why bdo you hide your face from me?
I suffer your terrors; I am helpless.3
your cdreadful assaults destroy me.
they fclose in on me together.
18 You have caused gmy beloved and my friend to shun me;
my companions have become darkness.4
Or an abomination
The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
Or darkness has become my only companion