New International Reader's Version

Psalm 142

Psalm 142

A prayer of David when he was in the cave. A maskil.

I call out to the Lord.
    I pray to him for mercy.
I pour out my problem to him.
    I tell him about my trouble.

When I grow weak,
    you are watching over my life.
In the path where I walk,
    people have hidden a trap to catch me.
Look and see that no one is on my right side to help me.
    No one is concerned about me.
I have no place of safety.
    No one cares whether I live or die.

Lord, I cry out to you.
    I say, “You are my place of safety.
    You are everything I need in this life.”
Listen to my cry.
    I am in great need.
Save me from those who are chasing me.
    They are too strong for me.
My troubles are like a prison.
    Set me free so I can praise your name.

Then those who do what is right will gather around me
    because you have been good to me.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 142

苦難中的呼求

大衛在洞裡作的訓誨詩,也是禱告。

1我向耶和華呼求,
我高聲向祂求助,
我在祂面前傾訴我的苦情,
向祂述說我的患難。
耶和華啊,我心力交瘁的時候,
只有你知道我當走的路。
敵人已在我行的路上鋪下網羅。
看看我左右,無人關心我;
我走投無路,無人眷顧我。
耶和華啊,我向你呼求,
你是我的避難所,
在世上你是我的福分。
求你垂聽我的呼求,
因為我身陷絕境。
求你救我脫離迫害我的人,
因為他們太強大了。
求你救我脫離牢籠,
好讓我讚美你。
因為你恩待我,
義人必聚集在我周圍。