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Psalm 142

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

A contemplation by David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.

142:1 I cry with my voice to Yahweh.
With my voice, I ask Yahweh for mercy.

142:2 I pour out my complaint before him.
I tell him my troubles.

142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me,
you knew my path.
In the way in which I walk,
they have hidden a snare for me.

142:4 Look on my right, and see;
for there is no one who is concerned for me.
Refuge has fled from me.
No one cares for my soul.

142:5 I cried to you, Yahweh.
I said, “You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.”

142:6 Listen to my cry,
for I am in desperate need.
deliver me from my persecutors,
For they are stronger than I am.

142:7 Bring my soul out of prison,
that I may give thanks to your name.
The righteous will surround me,
for you will be good to me.

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