For my soul is full of trouble1 and my life draws near the grave.2
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I am counted among those who go down to the pit;3 I am like a man without strength.4
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I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off5 from your care.
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You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.6
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Your wrath7 lies heavily upon me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.8 "Selah"
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You have taken from me my closest friends9 and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined10 and cannot escape;11
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my eyes12 are dim with grief. I call13 to you, O LORD, every day; I spread out my hands14 to you.
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Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you?15 "Selah"
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Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness16 in Destruction ?
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Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
But I cry to you for help,17 O LORD; in the morning18 my prayer comes before you.19
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Why, O LORD, do you reject20 me and hide your face21 from me?
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From my youth22 I have been afflicted23 and close to death; I have suffered your terrors24 and am in despair.25
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Your wrath26 has swept over me; your terrors27 have destroyed me.
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All day long they surround me like a flood;28 they have completely engulfed me.
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You have taken my companions29 and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.
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