Psalms 25:18

רְאֵה עָנְיִי וַעֲמָלִי וְשָׂא לְכָל חַטֹּאותָי

Behold my affliction and my struggle, and forgive all my sins.

The seventh bracha of Shemoneh Esrei is called “Geulah” (redemption). Its opening words (“behold our affliction”) are a paraphrase of words used by King David in several Psalms, including this one. The ibn Ezra tells us that in this verse, David is not describing a physical struggle but rather his battle with the yetzer hara (evil inclination). This explains his request that G-d take away his sins.

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