Psalm 142 Revised Standard Version

A Prayer for Help in Trouble

142 1  A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. I cry with my voice to the Lord, with my voice I make supplication to the Lord, 2  I pour out my complaint before him, I tell my trouble before him. 3  When my spirit is faint, thou knowest my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.

4  I look to the right and watch, but there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me, no man cares for me. 5  I cry to thee, O Lord; I say, Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living. 6  Give heed 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 thy name! The righteous will surround me; for thou wilt deal bountifully with me.

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