Psalm 142 English Standard Version

A Prayer for Help in Trouble

142 1  With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. 2  I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him. 3  When my spirit faints within me, you know my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.

4  Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul. 5  I cry to you, O Lord; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living." 6  Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me! 7  Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! The righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.

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