1: O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: 2: Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; 3: For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. 4: I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength: 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. 6: Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. 7: Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah. 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. 9: Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee. 10: Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah. 11: Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction? 12: Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13: But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee. 14: LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me? 15: I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. 16: Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off. 17: They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together. 18: Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.