Psalm 142:2
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New International Version
I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble.

New Living Translation
I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles.

English Standard Version
I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.

New American Standard Bible
I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him.

King James Bible
I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I pour out my complaint before Him; I reveal my trouble to Him.

International Standard Version
I pour out my complaint to him, telling him all of my troubles.

NET Bible
I pour out my lament before him; I tell him about my troubles.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I poured before him my supplication and have shown before him my affliction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I pour out my complaints in his presence and tell him my troubles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I shall pour out my complaint before him; before him I shall tell of my trouble.

King James 2000 Bible
I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

American King James Version
I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

American Standard Version
I pour out my complaint before him; I show before him my trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In his sight I pour out my prayer, and before him I declare my trouble:

Darby Bible Translation
I pour out my plaint before him; I shew before him my trouble.

English Revised Version
I pour out my complaint before him; I shew before him my trouble.

Webster's Bible Translation
I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

World English Bible
I pour out my complaint before him. I tell him my troubles.

Young's Literal Translation
I pour forth before Him my meditation, My distress before Him I declare.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

142:1-7 David's comfort in prayer. - There can be no situation so distressing or dangerous, in which faith will not get comfort from God by prayer. We are apt to show our troubles too much to ourselves, poring upon them, which does us no service; whereas, by showing them to God, we might cast the cares upon him who careth for us, and thereby ease ourselves. Nor should we allow any complaint to ourselves or others, which we cannot make to God. When our spirits are overwhelmed by distress, and filled with discouragement; when we see snares laid for us on every side, while we walk in his way, we may reflect with comfort that the Lord knoweth our path. Those who in sincerity take the Lord for their God, find him all-sufficient, as a Refuge, and as a Portion: every thing else is a refuge of lies, and a portion of no value. In this situation David prayed earnestly to God. We may apply it spiritually; the souls of believers are often straitened by doubts and fears. And it is then their duty and interest to beg of God to set them at liberty, that they may run the way of his commandments. Thus the Lord delivered David from his powerful persecutors, and dealt bountifully with him. Thus he raised the crucified Redeemer to the throne of glory, and made him Head over all things for his church. Thus the convinced sinner cries for help, and is brought to praise the Lord in the company of his redeemed people; and thus all believers will at length be delivered from this evil world, from sin and death, and praise their Saviour for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble (comp. Psalm 140, 141, and 143.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I poured out my complaint before him,.... Not a complaint of the Lord and of his providences, but of himself; of his sins, and particularly his unbelief; and also of them that persecuted and afflicted him; which he "poured" out from the abundance of his heart, and in the bitterness of his soul; denoting the fulness of his prayer, his freedom in it, the power and fervency of it, and which he left before the Lord, and submitted to his will; see Psalm 102:1, title;

I showed before him my trouble; the present trouble he was in, being pursued and surrounded by Saul and his army; not as if the Lord was ignorant of it, and did not see and observe it, but to affect his own soul with it, to exercise grace under it, and ease his burdened and distressed mind; the best of men have their troubles both within and without, and the way to be rid of them is to carry them to the Lord.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. (Compare Ps 62:8).

I poured out my complaint—or, "a sad musing."

Psalm 142:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
I Ask the Lord for Mercy
1Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. I cry aloud with my voice to the LORD; I make supplication with my voice to the LORD. 2I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him. 3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path. In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me.…
Cross References
Psalm 55:2
hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught

Psalm 77:2
When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted.

Psalm 77:3
I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.

Psalm 102:1
A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the LORD. Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you.
Treasury of Scripture

I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

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Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had …

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before …

Psalm 102:1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to you.

1 Samuel 1:15,16 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful …

Isaiah 26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer …

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what …

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Psalm 18:4-6 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men …

Philippians 4:6,7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

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