1 {An instruction of David; when he was in the cave: a prayer.} I cry unto Jehovah with my voice: with my voice unto Jehovah do I make supplication.
2 I pour out my plaint before him; I shew before him my trouble.
3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then *thou* knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they hidden a snare for me.
4 Look on the right hand and see; there is no man that knoweth me: refuge hath failed me; no man careth for my soul.

References for Psalms 142:4

    • a 142:4 - 'A place of escape,' as Ps. 59.16; Amos 2.14.
      5 I cried unto thee, Jehovah; I said, Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.

      References for Psalms 142:5

        • b 142:5 - Or 'shelter;' as Isa. 25.4, Jer. 17.17.
          6 Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.
          7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may celebrate thy name. The righteous shall surround me, because thou dealest bountifully with me.

          References for Psalms 142:7

            • c 142:7 - As Ps. 138.2: see Ps. 109.30.