I have cried day and night before thee.
Incline thine ear unto my cry.
And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.
I am as a man that hath no help,
Like the slain that lie in the grave,
Whom thou rememberest no more,
And they are cut off from thy hand.
In dark places, in the deeps.
And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah
Thou hast made me an abomination unto them:
I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah;
I have spread forth my hands unto thee.
Shall they that are deceased arise and praise thee? Selah
Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?
And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.
Why hidest thou thy face from me?
While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
Thy terrors have cut me off.
They compassed me about together.
And mine acquaintance into darkness.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.