A Cry of Distress
A Davidic Maskil. When he was in the cave. 1Sm 22:1; 24:3 A prayer.
1I cry aloud to the Lord; Ps 3:4; 77:1
I plead aloud to the Lord for mercy. Ps 30:8
2I pour out my complaint before Him;
I reveal my trouble to Him. Ps 77:2; 102 title
3Although my spirit is weak within me,
You know my way. Ps 77:3; 143:4
Along this path I travel
they have hidden a trap for me. Ps 140:5
4Look to the right and see: DSS, LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg read I look to the right and I see
no one stands up for me;
there is no refuge for me;
no one cares about me. Ps 69:20; Jr 25:35
5I cry to You, Lord;
I say, “You are my shelter,
my portion in the land of the living.” Ps 16:5; 27:13
6Listen to my cry,
for I am very weak. Ps 79:8; 116:6
Rescue me from those who pursue me,
for they are too strong for me. Ps 18:17
7Free me from prison
so that I can praise Your name.
The righteous will gather around me
because You deal generously with me. Ps 13:6; 143:11