Psalm 142 (Today's New International Version)

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

1 I cry aloud1 to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.2 2 I pour out before him my complaint;3 before him I tell my trouble.4 3 When my spirit grows faint5 within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me. 4 Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge;6 no one cares7 for my life. 5 I cry to you, LORD; I say, "You are my refuge,8 my portion9 in the land of the living."10 6 Listen to my cry,11 for I am in desperate need;12 rescue me13 from those who pursue me, for they are too strong14 for me. 7 Set me free from my prison,15 that I may praise your name.16 Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.17
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