Bible: Psalm 142

Psalm 142 1 

142:1 A well-written song 2  by David, when he was in the cave; 3  a prayer.

To the Lord I cry out; 4 

to the Lord I plead for mercy. 5 

142:2 I pour out my lament before him;

I tell him about 6  my troubles.

142:3 Even when my strength leaves me, 7 

you watch my footsteps. 8 

In the path where I walk

they have hidden a trap for me.

142:4 Look to the right and see!

No one cares about me. 9 

I have nowhere to run; 10 

no one is concerned about my life. 11 

142:5 I cry out to you, O Lord;

I say, “You are my shelter,

my security 12  in the land of the living.”

142:6 Listen to my cry for help,

for I am in serious trouble! 13 

Rescue me from those who chase me,

for they are stronger than I am.

142:7 Free me 14  from prison,

that I may give thanks to your name.

Because of me the godly will assemble, 15 

for you will vindicate me. 16 

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