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A Petition to Be Saved from Death.

A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director; according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil F932 of Heman the F932 Ezrahite.

1 O LORD, the God R2729 of my salvation,

I have cried R2730 out by day and in the night before You.

2 Let my prayer come R2731 before You;

Incline R2732 Your ear to my cry!

3 For my soul R2733 has had F933 enough troubles,

And my R2734 life has drawn near to Sheol. F934

4 I am reckoned among those who go R2735 down to the pit;

I have become like a man without R2736 strength,

5 Forsaken F935 among R2737 the dead,

Like the slain who lie in the grave,

Whom You remember no more,

And they are cut R2738 off from Your hand.

6 You have put me in the R2739 lowest pit,

In dark R2740 places, in the depths. R2741

7 Your wrath has R2742 rested upon me,

And You have afflicted me with all R2743 Your waves. Selah. F936

8 You have removed my R2744 acquaintances far from me;

You have made me an object R2745 F937 of loathing to them;

I am shut R2746 up and cannot go out.

9 My eye R2747 has wasted away because of affliction;

I have called R2748 upon You every day, O LORD;

I have spread R2749 out my hands F938 to You.

10 Will You perform wonders for the dead?

Will the R2750 departed F939 spirits rise and praise You? Selah.

11 Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave,

Your faithfulness in Abaddon? F940

12 Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness? R2751

And Your righteousness F941 in the land of forgetfulness?

13 But I, O LORD, have cried out to R2752 You for help,

And in R2753 the morning my prayer comes before You.

14 O LORD, why do R2754 You reject my soul?

Why do You hide R2755 Your face from me?

15 I was afflicted and about R2756 to die from my youth on;

I suffer Your R2757 terrors; I am overcome. F942

16 Your burning R2758 anger has passed over me;

Your terrors have destroyed R2759 F943 me.

17 They have surrounded R2760 me like R2761 water all day long;

They have encompassed R2762 me altogether.

18 You have removed lover R2763 and friend far from me;

My acquaintances are in darkness.

F932: Or figuratively: branch
F932: Or figuratively: branch
F933: Or secured
F934: Or that we may
F935: Or according to
F936: Lit went out over
F937: Lit removed his shoulder from
F938: Or brick load
F939: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
F940: Or bear witness against
F941: Lit yield to
F942: Lit him
F943: Lit He would feed him

R2729: Psalms 24:5; 27:9
R2730: Psalms 22:2; 86:3; Luke 18:7
R2731: Psalms 18:6
R2732: Psalms 31:2; 86:1
R2733: Psalms 107:26
R2734: Psalms 107:18; 116:3
R2735: Psalms 28:1; 143:7
R2736: Job 1:29:12; Psalms 22:11
R2737: Psalms 31:12
R2738: Psalms 31:22; Isaiah 53:8
R2739: Psalms 86:13; Lamentations 3:55
R2740: Psalms 143:3
R2741: Psalms 69:15
R2742: Psalms 32:4; 39:10
R2743: Psalms 42:7
R2744: Job 1:19:13,19; Psalms 31:11; 142:4
R2745: Job 1:30:10
R2746: Psalms 142:7; Jeremiah 32:2; 36:5
R2747: Psalms 6:7; 31:9
R2748: Psalms 22:2; 86:3
R2749: Job 1:11:13; Psalms 143:6
R2750: Psalms 6:5; 30:9
R2751: Job 1:10:21; Psalms 88:6
R2752: Psalms 30:2
R2753: Psalms 5:3; 119:147
R2754: Psalms 43:2; 44:9
R2755: Job 1:13:24; Psalms 13:1; 44:24
R2756: Proverbs 24:11
R2757: Job 1:6:4; 31:23
R2758: 2 Chronicles 28:11; Isaiah 13:13; Lamentations 1:12
R2759: Lamentations 3:54; Ezekiel 37:11
R2760: Psalms 118:10-12
R2761: Psalms 124:4
R2762: Psalms 17:11; 22:12,16
R2763: Job 1:19:13; Psalms 88:8; 31:11; 38:11


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