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Psalm 142:3 ASV
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walk Have they hidden a snare for me.
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Psalm 142:3 BBE
When my spirit is overcome, your eyes are on my goings; nets have been secretly placed in the way in which I go.
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Psalm 142:3 CEB
When my spirit is weak inside me, you still know my way. But they've hidden a trap for me in the path I'm taking.
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Psalm 142:3 CJB
When my spirit faints within me, you watch over my path. By the road that I am walking they have hidden a snare for me.
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Psalm 142:3 RHE
(141-4) When my spirit failed me, then thou knewest my paths. In this way wherein I walked, they have hidden a snare for me.
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Psalm 142:3 ESV
When my spirit faints within me, you know my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.
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Psalm 142:3 GW
When I begin to lose hope, you [already] know what I am experiencing. [My enemies] have hidden a trap for me on the path where I walk.
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Psalm 142:3 GNT
When I am ready to give up, he knows what I should do. In the path where I walk, my enemies have hidden a trap for me.
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Psalm 142:3 HNV
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path. In the way in which I walk, They have hidden a snare for me.
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Psalm 142:3 CSB
Although my spirit is weak within me, You know my way. Along this path I travel they have hidden a trap for me.
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Psalm 142:3 KJV
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
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Psalm 142:3 LEB
When my spirit faints within me, you know my way. On the path where I walk, they have hidden a trap for me;
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Psalm 142:3 NAS
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path. In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me.
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Psalm 142:3 NCV
When I am afraid, you, Lord, know the way out. In the path where I walk, a trap is hidden for me.
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Psalm 142:3 NIRV
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.
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Psalm 142:3 NIV
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.
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Psalm 142:3 NKJV
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk They have secretly set a snare for me.
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Psalm 142:3 NLT
For I am overwhelmed, and you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me.
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Psalm 142:3 NRS
When my spirit is faint, you know my way. In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.
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Psalm 142:3 RSV
When my spirit is faint, thou knowest my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.
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Psalm 142:3 DBY
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.
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Psalm 142:3 MSG
"As I sink in despair, my spirit ebbing away, you know how I'm feeling, Know the danger I'm in, the traps hidden in my path.
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Psalm 142:3 WBT
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way in which I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
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Psalm 142:3 TMB
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then Thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
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Psalm 142:3 TNIV
When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me.
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Psalm 142:3 WEB
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path. In the way in which I walk, They have hidden a snare for me.
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Psalm 142:3 WYC
While my spirit faileth of me; and thou hast known my paths. In this way in which I went; proud men hid a snare to me. (Yea, when my spirit failed within me; thou knewest which path I should take. For on the way in which I went; proud people hid a snare for me.)
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Psalm 142:3 YLT
When my spirit hath been feeble in me, Then Thou hast known my path; In the way [in] which I walk, They have hid a snare for me.
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Psalms 142 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 142

David's comfort in prayer.

- There can be no situation so distressing or dangerous, in which faith will not get comfort from God by prayer. We are apt to show our troubles too much to ourselves, poring upon them, which does us no service; whereas, by showing them to God, we might cast the cares upon him who careth for us, and thereby ease ourselves. Nor should we allow any complaint to ourselves or others, which we cannot make to God. When our spirits are overwhelmed by distress, and filled with discouragement; when we see snares laid for us on every side, while we walk in his way, we may reflect with comfort that the Lord knoweth our path. Those who in sincerity take the Lord for their God, find him all-sufficient, as a Refuge, and as a Portion: every thing else is a refuge of lies, and a portion of no value. In this situation David prayed earnestly to God. We may apply it spiritually; the souls of believers are often straitened by doubts and fears. And it is then their duty and interest to beg of God to set them at liberty, that they may run the way of his commandments. Thus the Lord delivered David from his powerful persecutors, and dealt bountifully with him. Thus he raised the crucified Redeemer to the throne of glory, and made him Head over all things for his church. Thus the convinced sinner cries for help, and is brought to praise the Lord in the company of his redeemed people; and thus all believers will at length be delivered from this evil world, from sin and death, and praise their Saviour for ever.

Psalms 142 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 142

Psalms 142:1-7 . When he was in the cave--either of Adullam ( 1 Samuel 22:1 ), or En-gedi ( 1 Samuel 24:3 ). This does not mean that the Psalm was composed in the cave, but that the precarious mode of life, of which his refuge in caves was a striking illustration, occasioned the complaint, which constitutes the first part of the Psalm and furnishes the reason for the prayer with which it concludes, and which, as the prominent characteristic, gives its name.

1. with my voice--audibly, because earnestly.

2. (Compare Psalms 62:8 ).
I poured out my complaint--or, "a sad musing."

3. thou knewest . . . path--The appeal is indicative of conscious innocence; knowest it to be right, and that my affliction is owing to the snares of enemies, and is not deserved (compare Psalms 42:4 , 61:2 ).

4. Utter desolation is meant.
right hand--the place of a protector ( Psalms 110:5 ).
cared for--literally, "sought after," to do good.

5. (Compare Psalms 31:14 , 62:7 ).

6. (Compare Psalms 17:1 ).

7. (Compare Psalms 25:17 ).
that I may praise--literally, "for praising," or, "that Thy name may be praised," that is, by the righteous, who shall surround me with sympathizing joy ( Psalms 35:27 ).