Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Turn away from me, you evil men, so that I can observe the commands of my God.
If only you would kill the wicked, O God! Get away from me, you violent men!
Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you. Go away from me, you lawbreakers!'
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels!
But he will reply, 'I don't know where you come from! Go away from me, all you evildoers!'
To the Lord I cried out, and he answered me from his holy hill. (Selah)
You keep track of my misery. Put my tears in your leather container! Are they not recorded in your scroll?
Yes, Lord, you rescued my life from death, and kept my feet from stumbling.
The Lord is near all who cry out to him, all who cry out to him sincerely.
For people will live in Zion; in Jerusalem you will weep no more. When he hears your cry of despair, he will indeed show you mercy; when he hears it, he will respond to you.
"Please, Lord. Remember how I have served you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion, and how I have carried out your will." Then Hezekiah wept bitterly.
During his earthly life Christ offered both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death and he was heard because of his devotion.