Psalm 142 New International Version

A Prayer for Help in Trouble

142 [1][2]I cry aloud to the Lord; I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy. 2  I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble. 3  When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me.

4  Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life. 5  I cry to you, Lord; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living." 6  Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. 7  Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.

Footnotes

[1] 142:1 In Hebrew texts 142:1-7 is numbered 142:2-8.

[2] 142:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

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