1: (An instruction of David; when he was in the cave: a prayer.) I cry unto Jehovah with my voice: with my voice unto Jehovah do I make supplication. 2: I pour out my plaint before him; I shew before him my trouble. 3: When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they hidden a snare for me. 4: Look on the right hand and see; there is no man that knoweth me: refuge hath failed me; no man careth for my soul. 5: I cried unto thee, Jehovah; I said, Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living. 6: Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I. 7: Bring my soul out of prison, that I may celebrate thy name. The righteous shall surround me, because thou dealest bountifully with me.