Psalms 142

A Psalm of instruction for David, when he was in the cave-A Prayer.

I cried to the Lord with my voice; with my voice I made supplication to the Lord. I will pour out my supplication before Him. I will declare before Him my affliction. When my spirit was fainting within me, then You knew my paths; in the very way in which I was walking, they hid a snare for me. I looked on my right hand, and behold, for there was none that noticed me; refuge failed me; and there was none that cared for my soul. I cried unto You, O Lord, and said, You are my hope, my portion in the land of the living. Attend to my supplication, for I am brought very low; deliver me from them that persecute me; for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to Your name, O Lord; the righteous shall wait for me, until You recompense me.
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