Psalm 142
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Prayer for Help in Trouble.

[a]Maskil of David, when he was [b]in the cave. A Prayer.

1I cry out with my voice to the LORD;

With my voice I implore the LORD for compassion.

2I pour out my complaint before Him;

I declare my trouble before Him.

3When my spirit felt weak within me,

You knew my path.

In the way where I walk

They have hidden a trap for me.

4Look to the right and see;

For there is no one who regards me favorably;

[c]There is no escape for me;

No one cares for my soul.

5I cried out to You, LORD;

I said, “You are my refuge,

My portion in the land of the living.

6“Give Your attention to my cry,

For I have been brought very low;

Rescue me from my persecutors,

For they are too strong for me.

7“Bring my soul out of prison,

So that I may give thanks to Your name;

The righteous will surround me,

For You will look after me.”

[a] PSALM 142Title Possibly Contemplative; or Didactic; or Skillful Psalm
[b] PSALM 142Title 1 Sam 22:1; 24:3
[c] 4 Lit Escape has perished from me

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