1 An Instruction of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave. I cried to the LORD [with] my voice; with my voice I prayed to the LORD.
2 I poured out my prayer before Him; I declared my trouble before Him.
3 When my spirit fainted within me, then You knew my path. In the way [in] which I walked they have secretly laid a snare for me.
4 I looked on [my] right hand, and I watched, but no one recognized me; escape was lost to me; no man cared for my soul.
5 I cried to You, O LORD; I said, You [are] my refuge [and] my portion in the land of the living.
6 Hear my cry; for I am brought very low; deliver me from my pursuers; for they are stronger than I.
7 Bring my soul out of prison that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall gather around me; for You shall reward me.