I seek favor from Yahweh with my voice.
I declare my distress before him.
for no one takes any notice of me;
there is no refuge for me;
no one enquires about my soul.
I said, “You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.”
for I am very small;
deliver me from my persecutors,
for they are stronger than me.
so that I may praise your name;
the righteous will surround me,
for you will treat me well.