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Compare Translations for Psalm 142:4

Psalm 142:4 ASV
Look on [my] right hand, and see; For there is no man that knoweth me: Refuge hath failed me; No man careth for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 BBE
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.
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Psalm 142:4 CEB
Look right beside me: See? No one pays attention to me. There's no escape for me. No one cares about my life.
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Psalm 142:4 CJB
Look to my right, and see that no one recognizes me. I have no way of escape; nobody cares for me.
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Psalm 142:4 RHE
(141-5) I looked on my right hand, and beheld, and there was no one that would know me. Flight hath failed me: and there is no one that hath regard to my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 ESV
Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 GW
Look to my right and see that no one notices me. Escape is impossible for me. No one cares about me.
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Psalm 142:4 GNT
When I look beside me, I see that there is no one to help me, no one to protect me. No one cares for me.
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Psalm 142:4 HNV
Look on my right, and see; For there is no one who is concerned for me. Refuge has fled from me. No one cares for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 CSB
Look to the right and see: no one stands up for me; there is no refuge for me; no one cares about me.
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Psalm 142:4 KJV
I looked on my right hand, and beheld , but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 LEB
look to [my] right and see. There is no one looking out for me; there is no escape for me; no one cares for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 NAS
Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 NCV
Look around me and see. No one cares about me. I have no place of safety; no one cares if I live.
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Psalm 142:4 NIRV
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.
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Psalm 142:4 NIV
Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.
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Psalm 142:4 NKJV
Look on my right hand and see, For there is no one who acknowledges me; Refuge has failed me; No one cares for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 NLT
I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me.
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Psalm 142:4 NRS
Look on my right hand and see— there is no one who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for me.
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Psalm 142:4 RSV
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.
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Psalm 142:4 DBY
Look on the right hand and see; there is no man that knoweth me: refuge hath failed me; no man careth for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 MSG
Look right, look left - there's not a soul who cares what happens! I'm up against it, with no exit - bereft, left alone.
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Psalm 142:4 WBT
I looked on [my] right hand, and beheld, but [there was] no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 TMB
I looked on my right hand and beheld, but there was no man that would know me. Refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 TNIV
Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.
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Psalm 142:4 WEB
Look on my right, and see; For there is no one who is concerned for me. Refuge has fled from me. No one cares for my soul.
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Psalm 142:4 WYC
I beheld to the right side, and I saw; and none there was that knew me. Flight perished from me; and none there is that seeketh (to help) my soul. (I looked to the right; and I saw, that there was no one there who knew me. I had no way to escape; there was no one to rescue me.)
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Psalm 142:4 YLT
Looking on the right hand -- and seeing, And I have none recognizing; Perished hath refuge from me, There is none inquiring for my soul.
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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 ).