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Psalm 142a

A maskilb of David. When he was in the cave.q A prayer.

I cry aloudr to the Lord;

I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.s

I pour out before him my complaint;t

before him I tell my trouble.u

When my spirit grows faintv within me,

it is you who watch over my way.

In the path where I walk

people have hidden a snare for me.

Look and see, there is no one at my right hand;

no one is concerned for me.

I have no refuge;w

no one caresx for my life.

I cry to you, Lord;

I say, “You are my refuge,y

my portionz in the land of the living.”a

Listen to my cry,b

for I am in desperate need;c

rescue med from those who pursue me,

for they are too stronge for me.

Set me free from my prison,f

that I may praise your name.g

Then the righteous will gather about me

because of your goodness to me.h


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