Psalms 142
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142
Prayer for Deliverance from Persecutors
A Maskil of David. When he was in the cave. A Prayer.
1With my voice I cry to the Lord;
with my voice I make supplication to the Lord.
2I pour out my complaint before him;
I tell my trouble before him.
3When my spirit is faint,
you know my way.
In the path where I walk
they have hidden a trap for me.
4Look on my right hand and see—
there is no one who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
no one cares for me.
5I cry to you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.”
6Give heed to my cry,
for I am brought very low.
Save me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me.
7Bring me out of prison,
so that I may give thanks to your name.
The righteous will surround me,
for you will deal bountifully with me.

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