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.

New Living Translation
I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me.

English Standard Version
Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul.

New American Standard Bible
Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look to the right and see: no one stands up for me; there is no refuge for me; no one cares about me.

International Standard Version
I look to my right and observe— no one is concerned about me. There is nowhere I can go for refuge, and no one cares for me.

NET Bible
Look to the right and see! No one cares about me. I have nowhere to run; no one is concerned about my life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I looked to the right and I saw there was none to advise me; a place of refuge was lost to me and there was no avenger for my soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look to my right and see that no one notices me. Escape is impossible for me. No one cares about me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
Look to the right and see;
            For there is no one who regards me;
            There is no escape for me;
            No one cares for my soul.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no one that would know me; I had no refuge; no one cared for my soul.

King James 2000 Bible
I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would acknowledge me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I looked on my right hand, and beheld, and there was no one that would know me. Flight hath failed me: and there is no one that hath regard to 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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
I Ask the Lord for Mercy
3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path. In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me. 4Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul. 5I cried out to You, O LORD; I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.…
Cross References
Job 11:20
"But the eyes of the wicked will fail, And there will be no escape for them; And their hope is to breathe their last."

Psalm 31:11
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.

Psalm 69:20
Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick. And I looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for comforters, but I found none.

Psalm 88:8
You have removed my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an object of loathing to them; I am shut up and cannot go out.

Psalm 88:18
You have removed lover and friend far from me; My acquaintances are in darkness.

Isaiah 51:18
There is none to guide her among all the sons she has borne, Nor is there one to take her by the hand among all the sons she has reared.

Jeremiah 25:35
"Flight will perish from the shepherds, And escape from the masters of the flock.

Jeremiah 30:17
'For I will restore you to health And I will heal you of your wounds,' declares the LORD, 'Because they have called you an outcast, saying: "It is Zion; no one cares for her."'

Ezekiel 34:6
"My flock wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill; My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth, and there was no one to search or seek for them."'"
Treasury of Scripture

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.

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, …

Psalm 69:20 Reproach has broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked …

Psalm 88:8,18 You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an …

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

Matthew 26:56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might …

2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: …

refuge

1 Samuel 23:11-13,19,20 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come …

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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