THE BOOK OF
David prays for preservation from his persecutors.
MASCHIL OF DAVID; A PRAYER WHEN HE WAS IN THE CAVE.
I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication.
I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.
When my spirit was aoverwhelmed
within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a bsnare
I looked on my
right hand, and beheld, but there was
no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man acared
for my soul.
I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
Bring my asoul
out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.