Psalm 142 ©

David sheweth that in his trouble all his comfort was in prayer unto God.


1Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was ain the cave.


I CRIED bunto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.


I cpoured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

c Ps. 62.8; 102, title-10; 6.1-4; 88.1-18. Is. 26.16; 38.14.

dWhen my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked ehave they *privily laid a snare for me.


2I looked on my right hand, and beheld, fbut there was no man that would know me: refuge 3failed me; 4no man cared for my soul.


I gcried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and hmy portion in the land of the living.


Attend unto my cry; for iI am brought very low: jdeliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.


kBring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: lthe righteous shall *compass me about; for thou shalt mdeal bountifully with me.