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Psalm 142 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Prayer for Deliverance from Persecutors

A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.

142 I cry with my voice to the Lord,
    with my voice I make supplication to the Lord,
I pour out my complaint before him,
    I tell my trouble before him.
When my spirit is faint,
    thou knowest my way!

In the path where I walk
    they have hidden a trap for me.
I look to the right and watch,[a]
    but there is none who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me,
    no man cares for me.

I cry to thee, O Lord;
    I say, Thou art my refuge,
    my portion in the land of the living.
Give heed to my cry;
    for I am brought very low!

Deliver me from my persecutors;
    for they are too strong for me!
Bring me out of prison,
    that I may give thanks to thy name!
The righteous will surround me;
    for thou wilt deal bountifully with me.


  1. Psalm 142:4 Or Look to the right and watch
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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