Psalm 142:6
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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.

Darby Bible Translation
Attend unto 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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Attend unto my cry - Give ear to me when I cry to thee. Do not turn away and refuse to hear me.

For I am brought very low - I am reduced greatly; I am made very poor. The language would be applicable to one who had been in better circumstances, and who had been brought down to a condition of danger, of poverty, of want. It is language which is commonly applied to poverty.

Deliver me from my persecutors - Saul and his followers.

For they are stronger than I-- More in number; better armed; better suited for battle.

Psalm 142:6 Parallel Commentaries

The Ceaselessness of Prayer
The Ceaselessness of Prayer Prayer as Christian freedom, and prayer as Christian life--these are two points I would now expand. I. First, as to the moral freedom involved and achieved in prayer. Prayer has been described as religion in action. But that as it stands is not a sufficient definition of the prayer which lives on the Cross. The same thing might be said about the choicest forms of Christian service to humanity. It is true enough, and it may carry us far; but only if we become somewhat
P. T. Forsyth—The Soul of Prayer

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 17:1
A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.

Psalm 18:17
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

Psalm 79:8
Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us, For we are brought very low.

Psalm 116:6
The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.

Psalm 119:134
Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.

Jeremiah 31:11
For the LORD has ransomed Jacob And redeemed him from the hand of him who was stronger than he.

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