A Cry of Distress

A Davidic Maskil. When he was in the cave. A prayer.

1 I cry aloud to the Lord; I plead aloud to the Lord for mercy.

References for Psalms 142:1

      2 I pour out my complaint before Him; I reveal my trouble to Him.
      3 Although my spirit is weak within me, You know my way. Along this path I travel they have hidden a trap for me.

      References for Psalms 142:3

        • a 142:3 - Ps 61:2; Jnh 2:7
          4 Look to the right and see: no one stands up for me; there is no refuge for me; no one cares about me.

          References for Psalms 142:4

            • b 142:4 - DSS, LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg read I look to the right and I see
              5 I cry to You, Lord; I say, "You are my shelter, my portion in the land of the living."

              References for Psalms 142:5

                • c 142:5 - Ps 116:9; Isa 38:11
                  6 Listen to my cry,a for I am very weak. Rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.

                  References for Psalms 142:6

                    • d 142:6 - Ps 17:1; 88:2; 2 Ch 6:19
                    • e 142:6 - Ps 18:17; 2 Sm 22:18
                      7 Free me from prison so that I can praise Your name. The righteous will gather around me because You deal generously with me.

                      References for Psalms 142:7

                        • f 142:7 - Ps 13:6; 116:7; 119:74