Psalms 142
Psalm 142
A Cry of Distress
A Maskil of David. When he was in the cave.#1Sm 22:1; 24:3 A prayer.
1I cry aloud to the Lord;#Ps 3:4; 77:1
I plead aloud to the Lord for mercy.#Ps 30:8
2I pour out my complaint before him;
I reveal my trouble to him.#Ps 77:2; 102
3Although my spirit is weak within me,
you know my way.#Ps 77:3; 143:4
Along this path I travel
they have hidden a trap for me.#Ps 140:5
4Look to the right and see:#142:4 DSS, LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg read I look to the right and I see
no one stands up for me;
there is no refuge for me;
no one cares about me.#Ps 69:20; Jr 25:35
5I cry to you, Lord;
I say, “You are my shelter,
my portion in the land of the living.”#Ps 16:5; 27:13
6Listen to my cry,
for I am very weak.#Ps 79:8; 116:6
Rescue me from those who pursue me,
for they are too strong for me.#Ps 18:17
7Free me from prison
so that I can praise your name.
The righteous will gather around me
because you deal generously with me.#Ps 13:6; 143:11

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