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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 142:1-7

Mas′kil.* Of David, when he happened to be in the cave.+ A prayer. 142  With my voice, to Jehovah I proceeded to call for aid;+ With my voice, to Jehovah I began to cry for favor.+   Before him I kept pouring out my concern;+ Before him I continued to tell about my own distress,+   When my spirit+ fainted away within me. Then you yourself knew my roadway.+ In the path in which I walk+ They have hidden a trap for me.+   Look to the right hand and see That there is no one giving any recognition to me.+ My place for flight has perished from me;+ There is no one inquiring for my soul.+   I called to you, O Jehovah, for aid.+ I said: “You are my refuge,+ My share+ in the land of the living ones.”+   Do pay attention to my entreating cry,+ For I have become very much impoverished.+ Deliver me from my persecutors,+ For they are stronger than I am.+   Do bring my soul out of the very dungeon+ To laud your name.+ Around me let the righteous ones gather,+ Because you deal appropriately with me.+

Footnotes

See 32:Sup ftn.