Psalms 142

PSALM 142.

Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave.

I cried unto the  Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the  Lord did I make my supplication.
Maschil…: or, A Psalm of David, giving instruction
I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
I looked…: or, Look on the right hand, and see
failed…: Heb. perished from me
cared…: Heb. sought after
I cried unto thee, O  Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.
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