A maskil of David. When he was in the cave. A prayer.

1 abI cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.

References for Psalms 142:1

    • Ɔ 142:1 - In Hebrew texts 142:1-7 is numbered 142:2-8.
    • Ƈ 142:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble.

      References for Psalms 142:2

      3 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.

      References for Psalms 142:3

      4 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.

      References for Psalms 142:4

      5 I cry to you, LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”

      References for Psalms 142:5

      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.

      References for Psalms 142:6

      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.

      References for Psalms 142:7