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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Psalms 142:1-7

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • A prayer for rescue from persecutors

    • “There is nowhere I can flee” (4)

    • ‘You are all I have’ (5)

Masʹkil.* Of David when he was in the cave.+ A prayer. 142  With my voice I call to Jehovah for help;+ With my voice I plead with Jehovah for favor.   Before him I pour out my concern; Before him I tell about my distress+   When my spirit* fails within me. Then you watch my roadway.+ In the path where I walk, They hide a trap for me.   Look at my right hand and see That no one cares about* me.+ There is nowhere I can flee;+ No one is concerned about me.*   I call to you, O Jehovah, for help. I say: “You are my refuge,+ All I have* in the land of the living.”   Pay attention to my cry for help, For I have been brought very low. Rescue me from my persecutors,+ For they are stronger than I am.   Bring me* out of the dungeon To praise your name. May the righteous gather around me Because you deal kindly with me.

Footnotes

Or “strength.”
Lit., “recognizes.”
Or “my soul.”
Lit., “My share.”
Or “my soul.”