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Psalm 142

A maskil[a] by David when he was in the cave; a prayer.

Loudly, I cry to Yahweh.
    Loudly, I plead with Yahweh for mercy.
I pour out my complaints in his presence
    and tell him my troubles.
        When I begin to lose hope,
            you already know what I am experiencing.

My enemies have hidden a trap for me on the path where I walk.
Look to my right and see that no one notices me.
    Escape is impossible for me.
        No one cares about me.

I call out to you, O Yahweh.
    I say, “You are my Machseh,
    my own inheritance in this world of the living.”
Pay attention to my cry for help
    because I am very weak.
    Rescue me from those who pursue me
    because they are too strong for me.
Release my soul from prison
    so that I may give thanks to your name.
        Righteous people will surround me
            because you are good to me.


  1. Psalm 142:1 Unknown musical term.