A Cry Of Desperation

1 A Song, a Psalm, by sons of Korah, to the Overseer, 'Concerning the Sickness of Afflictions.' -- An instruction, by Heman the Ezrahite. O Jehovah, God of my salvation, Daily I have cried, nightly before Thee,

1 O LORD, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You.

1 {A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.} O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

1 A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.(A)Lord, God of my salvation,I cry out before You day and night.(B)

1 LORD, God of my salvation, by day and by night I cry out before you.

2 My prayer cometh in before Thee, Incline Thine ear to my loud cry,

2 Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry!

2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

2 May my prayer reach Your presence;listen to my cry.(C)

2 Let my prayer come before you; listen to my cry.

3 For my soul hath been full of evils, And my life hath come to Sheol.

3 For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol.

3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

3 For I have had enough troubles,and my life is near Sheol.(D)

3 For my life is filled with troubles as I approach Sheol.

4 I have been reckoned with those going down to the pit, I have been as a man without strength.

4 I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,

4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

4 I am counted among those going down to the Pit.(E)I am like a man without strength,(F)

4 I am considered as one of those descending into the Pit, like a mighty man without strength,

5 Among the dead -- free, As pierced ones lying in the grave, Whom Thou hast not remembered any more, Yea, they by Thy hand have been cut off.

5 Forsaken among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom You remember no more, And they are cut off from Your hand.

5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

5 abandoned(a) among the dead.I am like the slain lying in the grave,(G)whom You no longer remember,and who are cut off from Your care.(b)(H)

5 released to remain with the dead, lying in a grave like a corpse, remembered no longer, and cut off from your power.

6 Thou hast put me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in depths.

6 You have put me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the depths.

6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

6 You have put me in the lowest part of the Pit,in the darkest places, in the depths.(I)

6 You have assigned me to the lowest part of the Pit, to the darkest depths.

7 Upon me hath Thy fury lain, And with all Thy breakers Thou hast afflicted. Selah.

7 Your wrath has rested upon me, And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah.

7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

7 Your wrath weighs heavily on me;(J)You have overwhelmed me with all Your waves.(K)Selah

7 Your anger lies heavily upon me; you pound me with all your waves. Interlude

8 Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me, Thou hast made me an abomination to them, Shut up -- I go not forth.

8 You have removed my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an object of loathing to them; I am shut up and cannot go out.

8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

8 You have distanced my friends from me;You have made me repulsive to them.(L)I am shut in and cannot go out.

8 You caused my acquaintances to shun me; you make me extremely abhorrent to them. Restrained, I am unable to go out.

9 Mine eye hath grieved because of affliction, I called Thee, O Jehovah, all the day, I have spread out unto Thee my hands.

9 My eye has wasted away because of affliction; I have called upon You every day, O LORD; I have spread out my hands to You.

9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

9 My eyes are worn out from crying.(M)Lord, I cry out to You all day long;(N)I spread out my hands to You.(O)

9 My eyes languish on account of my affliction; all day long I call out to you, LORD, I spread out my hands to you.

10 To the dead dost Thou do wonders? Do Rephaim rise? do they thank Thee? Selah.

10 Will You perform wonders for the dead? Will the departed spirits rise and praise You? Selah.

10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

10 Do You work wonders for the dead?Do departed spirits rise up to praise You?(P)Selah

10 Can you perform wonders for the dead? Can departed spirits stand up to praise you? Interlude

11 Is Thy kindness recounted in the grave? Thy faithfulness in destruction?

11 Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon?

11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

11 Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave,Your faithfulness in Abaddon?(Q)

11 Can your gracious love be declared in the grave or your faithfulness in Abaddon?

12 Are Thy wonders known in the darkness? And Thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

12 Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

12 Will Your wonders be known in the darknessor Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?(R)

12 Can your awesome deeds be known in darkness or your righteousness in the land of oblivion?

13 And I, unto Thee, O Jehovah, I have cried, And in the morning doth my prayer come before Thee.

13 But I, O LORD, have cried out to You for help, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.

13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

13 But I call to You for help, Lord;in the morning my prayer meets You.(S)

13 As for me, I cry out to you LORD, and in the morning my prayer greets you.

14 Why, O Jehovah, castest Thou off my soul? Thou hidest Thy face from me.

14 O LORD, why do You reject my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me?

14 LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

14 Lord, why do You reject me?(T)Why do You hide Your face from me?(U)

14 Why, LORD, have you rejected me? Why have you hidden your face from me?

15 I am afflicted, and expiring from youth, I have borne Thy terrors -- I pine away.

15 I was afflicted and about to die from my youth on; I suffer Your terrors; I am overcome.

15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

15 From my youth,I have been afflicted and near death.I suffer Your horrors; I am desperate.(V)

15 Since my youth I have been oppressed and in danger of death. I bear your dread and am overwhelmed.

16 Over me hath Thy wrath passed, Thy terrors have cut me off,

16 Your burning anger has passed over me; Your terrors have destroyed me.

16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

16 Your wrath sweeps over me;Your terrors destroy me.(W)

16 Your burning anger overwhelms me; your terrors destroy me.

17 They have surrounded me as waters all the day, They have gone round against me together,

17 They have surrounded me like water all day long; They have encompassed me altogether.

17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

17 They surround me like water all day long;they close in on me from every side.(X)

17 Like waters, they engulf me all day long; they surround me on all sides.

18 Thou hast put far from me lover and friend, Mine acquaintance is the place of darkness!

18 You have removed lover and friend far from me; My acquaintances are in darkness.

18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

18 You have distanced loved one and neighbor from me;darkness is my only friend.(c)(Y)

18 You caused my friend and neighbor to shun me; and my acquaintances are confused. An instruction. By Ethan, the Ezrahite

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