1 I cry with my voice to LORD. With my voice to LORD I make supplication. 2 I pour out my complaint before him. I show my trouble before him. 3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, thou knew my path. In the way in which I walk they have hidden a snare for me. 4 Look on [my] right hand, and see, for there is no man who knows me. Refuge has failed me. No man cares for my soul.
5 I cried to thee, O LORD. I said, Thou are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living. 6 Attend to 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 to thy name. The righteous shall encompass me around, for thou will deal bountifully with me.