A Cry of Distress

1 A Davidic Maskil. When he was in the cave.(A) A prayer.
I cry aloud to the Lord;(B)
I plead aloud to the Lord for mercy.(C)
I pour out my complaint before Him;
I reveal my trouble to Him.(D)
Although my spirit is weak within me,
You know my way.(E)

Along this path I travel
they have hidden a trap for me.(F)
Look to the right and see:(a)
no one stands up for me;
there is no refuge for me;
no one cares about me.(G)
I cry to You, Lord;
I say, “You are my shelter,
my portion in the land of the living.”(H)
Listen to my cry,
for I am very weak.(I)
Rescue me from those who pursue me,
for they are too strong for me.(J)
Free me from prison
so that I can praise Your name.
The righteous will gather around me
because You deal generously with me.(K)


a. Psalm 142:4: DSS, LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg read I look to the right and I see

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