Psalm 142

1 I cry with my voice unto Jehovah;
With my voice unto Jehovah do I make supplication.
2 I pour out my complaint before him;
I show before him my trouble.
3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me,
Thou knewest my path.
In the way wherein I walk
Have they hidden a snare for me.
4 Look on my right hand, and see; .
For there is no man that knoweth me:
Refuge hath failed me;
No man careth for my soul.

1-4. Prayer of the Lord to the Father, to give help in temptations. P. P.
4 See Psalm xxxii. 2. L. 48.

5 I cried unto thee, O Jehovah;
I said, Thou art my refuge,
My portion in the land of the living.
6 Attend unto my cry;
For I am brought very low:
Deliver me from my persecutors;
For they are stronger than I.

5, 6. Because He is known by no one except the Father only, in whom is His trust. P. P.
6 See Psalm Hi. 7. A. 290.
Salvation is called life eternal, for the same reason heaven is called the land of the living. E. 186.

7 Bring my soul out of prison,
That I may give thanks unto thy name:
The righteous shall compass me about;
For thou wilt deal bountifully with me.

7, 8. May He be delivered from temptations and come among those who acknowledge Him. P. P.

Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)