A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.w
I cry out before you day and night.x
listen to my cry.y
and my life is near Sheol.z
4 I am counted among those going down to the Pit.aa
I am like a man without strength,ab
5 abandonedF among the dead.
I am like the slain lying in the grave,ac
whom you no longer remember,
in the darkest places, in the depths.ae
7 Your wrath weighs heavily on me;af
you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.a
you have made me repulsive to them.b
I am shut in and cannot go out.
9 My eyes are worn out from crying.c
Lord, I cry out to you all day long;d
I spread out my hands to you.e
Do departed spirits rise up to praise you?f
your faithfulness in Abaddon?g
or your righteousness in the land of oblivion?h
in the morning my prayer meets you.i
14 Lord, why do you reject me?j
Why do you hide your face from me?k
I have been suffering and near death.
I suffer your horrors; I am desperate.l
your terrors destroy me.m
they close in on me from every side.n
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