With my voice I 1cry out to the LORD; with my voice I 2plead for mercy to the LORD.
I 3pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.
When my spirit 4faints within me, you know my way! In the path where I walk they have 5hidden a trap for me.
6Look to the 7right and see: 8there is none who takes notice of me; 9no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul.
I cry to you, O LORD; I say, "You are my 10refuge, my 11portion in 12the land of the living."
13Attend to my cry, for 14I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, 15for they are too strong for me!
16Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! The righteous will surround me, for you will 17deal bountifully with me.