Psalm 142:5

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

Read Psalm 142:5 Using Other Translations

I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
I cry to you, O LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."
Then I pray to you, O LORD . I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life.

What does Psalm 142:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 142:5

I cried unto thee, O Lord
Finding no help from man, he turns to the Lord, and directs his prayer to him in his distress; I said, thou [art] my refuge;
as he was, from all his enemies that were in pursuit of him, and from the storm of calamities he apprehended was coming upon him: and a refuge the Lord is to all his people in time of trouble; and where they always meet with sustenance, protection, and safety; he being a strong habitation, a strong hold, a strong refuge, to which they may resort at all times; and such is Christ to all sensible sinners that flee unto him, ( Hebrews 6:18 ) ; [and] my portion in the land of the living;
and a most excellent one he is, a large, immense, and inconceivable portion; he and all his perfections, purposes, promises, and blessings, being included in it; a soul-satisfying one, and which will never be taken away nor consumed; it is a portion in the present life; it will last as long as life lasts, and continues unto death, and at death, and for evermore, ( Psalms 73:26 ) .

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