Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide Your face from me, or I will be like those who go down to the Pit.
Cross ReferencesPsalm 27:9
Hide not Your face from me, nor turn away Your servant in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation.
To you, O LORD, I call; be not deaf to me, O my rock. For if You remain silent, I will be like those descending to the Pit.
O LORD, You favored me; You made my mountain stand strong. When You hid Your face, I was dismayed.
Hide not Your face from Your servant, for I am in distress. Answer me quickly!
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
My soul longs, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
I am counted among those descending to the pit. I am like a man without strength.
Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress. Incline Your ear to me; answer me quickly when I call.
My sorrow is beyond healing; my heart is faint within me.
Let all their wickedness come before You, and deal with them as You have dealt with me because of all my transgressions. For my groans are many, and my heart is faint.
Chapter Outline1. David prays for favor in judgment
3. He complains of his grief
5. He strengthens his faith by meditation and prayer
7. He prays for grace
9. For deliverance
10. For sanctification
12. For destruction of his enemies
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