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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, God of my salvation, in the daytime I have cried and before you in the nighttime.
2My prayer will enter before you and bend your ear to my prayer!
3Because my soul has been filled with evils and my life has arrived at Sheol!
4I am counted with those who descend to the pit and I have been like a man who has no helper!
5A free man among the dead, like the slain sleeping in the graves, those whom you remember no more and they were destroyed by your hands!
6You have laid me into the deepest pit, into darkness and the shadows of death!
7And your wrath rests upon me and you have brought against me all of your storms!
8You have removed my acquaintances from me and you have made me unclean to them; I am prohibited that I may not come out.
9My eyes have melted from affliction and I called you, Lord Jehovah, every day, and have stretched forth my hands to you!
10Behold, you work wonders to the dead and mighty ones will stand and confess you!
11And they will tell your kindness which is in the tombs and your faithfulness in destruction!
12Your wonders will be known in darkness and your righteousness in the land that was forgotten!
13And I have cried to you, Lord Jehovah, and at dawn my prayer will come before your presence!
14Do not forget my soul, Lord Jehovah, and do not turn your face from me!
15I am afflicted and weary from my youth; I was exalted and I have been humbled and confounded.
16Your wrath passed over me and your tumult silenced me.
17They have surrounded me all day like waters and they have stood up against me together!
18You have removed my friends and my neighbors from me and you have caused my acquaintances to depart from me.