As for me, I said in my alarm, “I am cut off from before Your eyes”; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried to You.
I said in my alarm, “ All men are liars.”
“So I said, ‘I have been expelled from Your sight. Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.’
Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain; and David was hurrying to get away from Saul, for Saul and his men were surrounding David and his men to seize them.
Then David said to himself, “Now I will perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape into the land of the Philistines. Saul then will despair of searching for me anymore in all the territory of Israel, and I will escape from his hand.”
Therefore the Lord brought the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria against them, and they captured Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze chains and took him to Babylon.
“How much less when you say you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!
The Lord has heard my supplication, The Lord receives my prayer.
Let me not be put to shame, O Lord, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
Your burning anger has passed over me; Your terrors have destroyed me.
Then I said, “ Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”
I said, “ In the middle of my life I am to enter the gates of Sheol; I am to be deprived of the rest of my years.”
But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, And the Lord has forgotten me.”
Waters flowed over my head; I said, “I am cut off!”
Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.’
“While I was fainting away, I remembered the Lord, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple.
In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.