THE INDIVIDUAL UNITS OF BOOK 2
Complaint of the Individual;
Congregational Psalm of Confidence with Intercession
There are minor uncertainties in vv. 3c (third part of a tricolon) and 8b, but they do not pose serious problems to formal analysis.
|A. Initial plea||2||1|
|B. Description of praying||3ab||2ab|
|III. Petitions and affirmations of confidence||3c-6||2c-5|
|B. Affirmation of confidence||4||3|
|C. Petition (wish)||5||4|
|D. Affirmation of confidence||6||5|
|B. Wishes (benedictions)||7b-8||6b-7|
The SUPERSCRIPTION is very akin to the headings of Psalms 4, 6, 54, 55, 57, 76, although not identical with any one of them; cf. also Hab 3:19 (→ Pss 4:1; 54:1); for lamnassēah cf. Seybold, 38.