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Psalm 142:6

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.

Read Psalm 142:6 Using Other Translations

Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me!
Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.

What does Psalm 142:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 142:6

Attend unto my cry
His prayer and supplication for help in his distress, which he desires might be hearkened unto and answered;

for I am brought very low;
in his spirit, in the exercise of grace, being in great affliction, and reduced to the utmost extremity, weakened, impoverished, and exhausted; wanting both men and money to assist him, ( Psalms 79:8 ) ( 116:6 ) ;

deliver me from my persecutors;
Saul and his men, who were in pursuit of him with great warmth and eagerness;

for they are stronger than I;
more in number, and greater in strength; Saul had with him three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, ablebodied men, and expert in war; veteran troops, and in high spirits, with their king at the head of them; David had about six hundred men, and these poor mean creatures, such as were in distress, in debt, and discontented, and in want of provisions, and dispirited; see ( 1 Samuel 22:2 ) ( 23:13 ) ( 24:2 ) ( Psalms 18:16 ) . So the spiritual enemies of the Lord's people are stronger than they, ( Jeremiah 31:11 ) ( Ephesians 6:12 ) .

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