Psalm 142:4
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New International Version
Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.

King James Bible
I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

Darby Bible Translation
Look on the right hand and see; there is no man that knoweth me: refuge hath failed me; no man careth for my soul.

World English Bible
Look on my right, and see; for there is no one who is concerned for me. Refuge has fled from me. No one cares for my soul.

Young's Literal Translation
Looking on the right hand -- and seeing, And I have none recognizing; Perished hath refuge from me, There is none inquiring for my soul.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There was no man, that would know me - This has been applied to the time in which our Lord was deserted by his disciples. As to the case of David in the cave of En-gedi, he had no refuge: for what were the handful of men that were with him to Saul and his army?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I looked, etc. or. Look on the right hand and see, but there was

Psalm 31:11 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a fear to my acquaintance...

Psalm 69:20 Reproach has broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters...

Psalm 88:8,18 You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an abomination to them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth...

Job 19:13-19 He has put my brothers far from me, and my acquaintance are truly estranged from me...

Matthew 26:56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

refuge

1 Samuel 23:11-13,19,20 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech you...

1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul...

failed me.
no man cared for my soul. Heb. perished from me; no man sought after my soul

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February the First the Soul in Prison
"Bring my soul out of prison!" --PSALM cxlii. I too, have my prison-house, and only the Lord can deliver me. There is the prison-house of sin. It is a dark and suffocating hole, without friendly light or morning air. And it is haunted by such affrighting shapes, as though my iniquities had incarnated themselves in ugly and repulsive forms. None but the Lord can bring me out. And there is the prison-house of sorrow. My griefs sometimes wrap me about like cold confining walls, which have neither
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Theology of St. Hilary of Poitiers.
This Chapter offers no more than a tentative and imperfect outline of the theology of St. Hilary; it is an essay, not a monograph. Little attempt will be made to estimate the value of his opinions from the point of view of modern thought; little will be said about his relation to earlier and contemporary thought, a subject on which he is habitually silent, and nothing about the after fate of his speculations. Yet the task, thus narrowed, is not without its difficulties. Much more attention, it is
St. Hilary of Poitiers—The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers

Cross References
Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp."

Psalm 31:11
Because of all my enemies, I am the utter contempt of my neighbors and an object of dread to my closest friends-- those who see me on the street flee from me.

Psalm 69:20
Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.

Psalm 88:8
You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;

Psalm 88:18
You have taken from me friend and neighbor-- darkness is my closest friend.

Isaiah 51:18
Among all the children she bore there was none to guide her; among all the children she reared there was none to take her by the hand.

Jeremiah 25:35
The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape.

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