142:1 Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer.

142:2 With my voice I cry unto the Lord; with my voice I make supplication unto the Lord.

142:3 I pour out my complaint before Him, I declare before Him my trouble;

142:4 When my spirit fainteth within me--Thou knowest my path--in the way wherein I walk have they hidden a snare for me.

142:5 Look on my right hand, and see, for there is no man that knoweth me; I have no way to flee; no man careth for my soul.

142:6 I have cried unto Thee, O the Lord; I have said: 'Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.'

142:7 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors; for they are too strong for me.

142:8 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto Thy name; the righteous shall crown themselves because of me; for Thou wilt deal bountifully with me.

Hebrew Transliteration

142:1 maskiyl ledhâvidh bihyotho bhamme`ârâh thephillâh

142:2 qoliy'el-Adonay 'ez`âq qoliy 'el-Adonay 'ethchannân

142:3 'eshpokhlephânâyv siychiy tsârâthiy lephânâyv 'aggiydh

142:4 behith`athêph `âlay ruchiyve'attâh yâdha`tâ nethiybhâthiy be'orach-zu 'ahallêkh thâmenu phach liy

142:5 habbêyth yâmiyn ure'êh ve'êyn-liy makkiyr 'âbhadh mânosmimmenniy 'êyn dorêsh lenaphshiy

142:6 zâ`aqtiy 'êleykha Adonay'âmartiy 'attâh machsiy chelqiy be'erets hachayyiym

142:7 haqshiybhâh'el-rinnâthiy kiy-dhallothiy me'odh hatsiylêniy mêrodhephay kiy 'âmetsumimmenniy

142:8 hotsiy'âh mimmasgêr naphshiy lehodhoth 'eth-shemekhabiy yakhtiru tsaddiyqiym kiy thighmol `âlây

This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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