Psalm 142

You Are My Refuge

A Maskil 1 of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.

With my voice I l cry out to the Lord;
with my voice I m plead for mercy to the Lord.
2 I n pour out my complaint before him;
I tell my trouble before him.

3 When my spirit o faints within me,
you know my way!
In the path where I walk
they have p hidden a trap for me.
4 q Look to the r right and see:
s there is none who takes notice of me;
t no refuge remains to me;
no one cares for my soul.

5 I cry to you, O Lord;
I say, "You are my u refuge,
my v portion in w the land of the living."
6 x Attend to my cry,
for y I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
z for they are too strong for me!
7 a Bring me out of prison,
that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
for you will b deal bountifully with me.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 57:1
    Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 3:4
    I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 30:8
    To you, O Lord, I cry, and to the Lord I plead for mercy:
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 26:16
    O Lord, in distress they sought you; they poured out a whispered prayer when your discipline was upon them.
    Psalms 102:1
    Hear my prayer, O Lord ; let my cry come to you!
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 77:3
    When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 140:5
    The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 69:20
    Reproaches have broken my heart, so that I am in despair. I looked for pity, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 16:8
    I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 31:11
    Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach, especially to my neighbors, and an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street flee from me.
  10. Cross References
    Job 11:20
    But the eyes of the wicked will fail; all way of escape will be lost to them, and their hope is to breathe their last.
    Jeremiah 25:35
    No refuge will remain for the shepherds, nor escape for the lords of the flock.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 14:6
    You would shame the plans of the poor, but the Lord is his refuge.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 16:5
    The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 27:13
    I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 17:1
    Hear a just cause, O Lord ; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 79:8
    Do not remember against us our former iniquities; let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 18:17
    He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
  17. Cross References
    Isaiah 42:7
    To open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
    Psalms 143:11
    For your name's sake, O Lord, preserve my life! In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 13:6
    I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
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