1 Masʹkil. Of David when he was in the cave. A prayer.
With my voice I call to Jehovah for help; With my voice I plead with Jehovah for favor.
2 Before him I pour out my concern; Before him I tell about my distress
3 When my spirit fails within me. Then you watch my roadway. In the path where I walk, They hide a trap for me.
4 Look at my right hand and see That no one cares about me. There is nowhere I can flee; No one is concerned about me.
5 I call to you, O Jehovah, for help. I say: “You are my refuge, All I have in the land of the living.”
6 Pay attention to my cry for help, For I have been brought very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than I am.
7 Bring me out of the dungeon To praise your name. May the righteous gather around me Because you deal kindly with me.