Psalm 142:6
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New International Version
Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.

New Living Translation
Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.

English Standard Version
Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me!

New American Standard Bible
"Give heed to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me.

King James Bible
Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen to my cry, for I am very weak. Rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.

International Standard Version
Pay attention to my cry, for I have been brought very low. Deliver me from my tormentors, for they are far too strong for me.

NET Bible
Listen to my cry for help, for I am in serious trouble! Rescue me from those who chase me, for they are stronger than I am.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Give ear to my request because I have been very humbled; save me from my persecutors, because they are stronger than I.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pay attention to my cry for help because I am very weak. Rescue me from those who pursue me because they are too strong for me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

King James 2000 Bible
Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

American King James Version
Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

American Standard Version
Attend unto my cry; For I am brought very low: Deliver me from my persecutors; For they are stronger than I.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Attend to my supplication: for I am brought very low. Deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Darby Bible Translation
Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.

English Revised Version
Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Webster's Bible Translation
Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

World English Bible
Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need. deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than me.

Young's Literal Translation
Attend Thou unto my loud cry, For I have become very low, Deliver Thou me from my pursuers, For they have been stronger than I.
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 6. - Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low (comp. Psalm 79:8; and see also Deuteronomy 28:43; Judges 6:6; Psalm 116:6). In the cave of Adullam David had but four hundred outlaws to defend him against Saul, who was at the head of all the thousands of Israel (1 Samuel 22:2). Deliver me from my persecutors. Saul, Doeg, the Ziphites, and the armed bands with whom Saul "hunted David in the mountains" (1 Samuel 26:20). For they are stronger than I; or, "too strong for me."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Attend unto my cry,.... His prayer and supplication for help in his distress, which he desires might be hearkened unto and answered;

for I am brought very low; in his spirit, in the exercise of grace, being in great affliction, and reduced to the utmost extremity, weakened, impoverished, and exhausted; wanting both men and money to assist him, Psalm 79:8;

deliver me from my persecutors; Saul and his men, who were in pursuit of him with great warmth and eagerness;

for they are stronger than I; more in number, and greater in strength; Saul had with him three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, ablebodied men, and expert in war; veteran troops, and in high spirits, with their king at the head of them; David had about six hundred men, and these poor mean creatures, such as were in distress, in debt, and discontented, and in want of provisions, and dispirited; see 1 Samuel 22:2. So the spiritual enemies of the Lord's people are stronger than they, Jeremiah 31:11.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. (Compare Ps 17:1).

Psalm 142:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
I Ask the Lord for Mercy
5I cried out to You, O LORD; I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living. 6"Give heed to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me. 7"Bring my soul out of prison, So that I may give thanks to Your name; The righteous will surround me, For You will deal bountifully with me."
Cross References
Psalm 17:1
A prayer of David. Hear me, LORD, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.

Psalm 18:17
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.

Psalm 79:8
Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.

Psalm 116:6
The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.

Psalm 119:134
Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts.

Jeremiah 31:11
For the LORD will deliver Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.
Treasury of Scripture

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