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Psalm 142 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Cry of Distress

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:1 -

I cry aloud to the LORD;

I plead aloud to the LORD for mercy.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:2 -

I pour out my complaint before him;

I reveal my trouble to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:3 -

Although my spirit is weak within me,

you know my way.

Along this path I travel

they have hidden a trap for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:4 -

Look to the right and see:[fn]

no one stands up for me;

there is no refuge for me;

no one cares about me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:5 -

I cry to you, LORD;

I say, “You are my shelter,

my portion in the land of the living.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:6 -

Listen to my cry,

for I am very weak.

Rescue me from those who pursue me,

for they are too strong for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:7 -

Free me from prison

so that I can praise your name.

The righteous will gather around me

because you deal generously with me.

CSB Footnotes
DSS, LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg read I look to the right and I see

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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