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Psalm 142 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The sound of my cry went up to the Lord; with my voice I made my prayer for grace to the Lord. 1 I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.
2 I put all my sorrows before him; and made clear to him all my trouble. 2 I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble.
3 When my spirit is overcome, your eyes are on my goings; nets have been secretly placed in the way in which I go. 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 Looking to my right side, I saw no man who was my friend: I had no safe place; no one had any care for my soul. 4 Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.
5 I have made my cry to you, O Lord; I have said, You are my safe place, and my heritage in the land of the living. 5 I cry to you, O LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."
6 Give ear to my cry, for I am made very low: take me out of the hands of my haters, for they are stronger than I. 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 Take my soul out of prison, so that I may give praise to your name: the upright will give praise because of me; for you have given me a full reward. 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.