142:1 Maschil of David; a prayer when he was in the cave. I
cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD I
made my supplication.
142:2 I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him
142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou
knewest my path. In the way in which I walked have they privily
laid a snare for me.
142:4 I looked on [my] right hand, and beheld, but [there was]
no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for
142:5 I cried to thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my refuge
[and] my portion in the land of the living.
142:6 Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me
from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name:
the righteous shall encompass me; for thou wilt deal
bountifully with me.