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Psalm 142 (Lexham English Bible)

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A maskil of David. When he was in the cave. A prayer.

A Prayer for Deliverance from Pursuers

1 aI cry out with my voice to Yahweh; I implore favor with my voice to Yahweh. 2 I pour out my complaint before him; I declare my trouble before him. 3 When my spirit faints within me, you know my way. On the path where I walk, they have hidden a trap for me; 4 look to [my] right and see. There is no one looking out for me; there is no escape for me;b no one cares for my soul.c 5 I cry out to you, O Yahweh. I say, "You [are] my refuge, my portion in the land of the living." 6 Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low. Deliver me from my pursuers, for they are stronger than I. 7 Bring med out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name. [The] righteous will encircle me, because you will deal bountifully with me.
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