Of David.Lord, my Rock [C providing protection], I ·call out to you for help [pray]. Do not be ·deaf [silent] to me. If you are silent, I will be like those ·in the grave [L who go down to the Pit; 16:10].
1 Being in great fear and heaviness of heart to see God dishonored by the wicked, he desireth to be rid of them. 4 And crieth for vengeance against them: and at length assureth himself, that God hath heard his prayer, 9 Unto whose tuition he commendeth all the faithful.A Psalm of David. Unto thee, O Lord, do I cry: O my strength, be not deaf toward me, lest if thou answer me not, I be like them that go down into the pit.
David’s poetic praise to God I’m pleading with you, Lord, help me! Don’t close your ears to my cry, for you’re my defender. If you continue to remain aloof and refuse to answer me, I might as well give up and die.
A song of David. Eternal One, I am calling out to You; You are the foundation of my life. Please, don’t turn Your ear from me. If You respond to my pleas with silence, I will lose all hope like those silenced by death’s grave.
To David. [The psalm to this David.] Lord, I shall cry to thee; my God, be thou not still from me, be thou not still any time from me; and I shall be made like to them, that go down into the pit. (The song of David. Lord, I shall cry to thee. My God, be thou not deaf to me, and never be thou silent with me; or I shall be made like those who go down into the pit.)
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