(87-1) <A canticle of a psalm for the sons of Core: unto the end, for Maheleth, to answer understanding of Eman the Ezrahite.> (87-2) O Lord, the God of my salvation: I have cried in the day, and in the night before thee.
(87-3) Let my prayer come in before thee: incline thy ear to my petition.
(87-4) For my soul is filled with evils: and my life hath drawn nigh to hell.
(87-5) I am counted among them that go down to the pit: I am become as a man without help,
(87-6) Free among the dead. Like the slain sleeping in the sepulchres, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
(87-7) They have laid me in the lower pit: in the dark places, and in the shadow of death.