Psalm 142 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I call out to the Lord. I pray to him for his favor. 1 I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.
2 I pour out my problem to him. I tell him about my trouble. 2 I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble.
3 When I grow weak, you know what I'm going through. In the path where I walk, people have hidden a trap to catch me. 3 When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. In the path where I walk men have hidden a snare for me.
4 Look around me, and you will see that no one is concerned about me. I have no place of safety. No one cares whether I live or die. 4 Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.
5 Lord, I cry out to you. I say, "You are my place of safety. You are everything I need in this life." 5 I cry to you, O LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."
6 Listen to my cry. I am in great need. Save me from those who are chasing me. They are too strong for me. 6 Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.
7 My troubles are like a prison. Set me free so I can praise your name. Then those who do what is right will gather around me because you have been good to me. 7 Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.