Psalm 142:1-6 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. I cry with my voice to the LORD, with my voice I make supplication to the LORD, 1 I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.
2 I pour out my complaint before him, I tell my trouble before him. 2 I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble.
3 When my spirit is faint, thou knowest my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for 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 I look to the right and watch, but there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me, no man cares for me. 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 cry to thee, O LORD; I say, Thou art my refuge, my portion 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 heed to my cry; for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors; for 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.