Understanding by David, when he was in
the cave: a prayer.
I cried unto the Lord with my voice,
With my voice I prayed to the Lord.
I shall pour out my supplication before him;
I shall declare my affliction in His presence.
When my spirit fainted within me,
Then You knew my paths;
For on the way I going, they hid a trap for me.
I looked on my right, and saw,
There was no one who knew me.
Refuge failed me,
And there was no one who cared for my soul.
I cried to You, O Lord; I said, You are my hope,
My portion in the land of the living.
Attend to my supplication, For I was humbled exceedingly;
Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than I.
Bring my soul out of prison To give thanks to Your name, O Lord;
The righteous shall wait for me, until You reward me.
Scripture quoted from the Orthodox Study Bible, published and copyright 2008 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.