Psalm 142

Psalm 142  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 4
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Maschil [or, giving instruction] of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave.
I cried unto Jehovah with my voice; with my voice unto Jehovah did I make my supplication.
I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
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.
I cried unto thee, O Jehovah: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.
142:1-5 Retrospect; when all failed me I looked to Jehovah, 6, 7 and I count upon him.