Psalm 142:5
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New International Version
I cry to you, LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."

King James Bible
I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Darby Bible Translation
I cried unto thee, Jehovah; I said, Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.

World English Bible
I cried to you, Yahweh. I said, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."

Young's Literal Translation
I have cried unto thee, O Jehovah, I have said, 'Thou art my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou art my refuge - Even in these most disastrous circumstances, I will put my trust in thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou art

Psalm 46:1,7,11 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble...

Psalm 62:6,7 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved...

Psalm 91:2,9,10 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust...

John 16:32 Behold, the hour comes, yes, is now come, that you shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone...

2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known...

my portion

Psalm 16:5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Psalm 119:57 You are my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep your words.

Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

in the land

Psalm 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 56:13 For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling...

Library
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
Psalm 14:6
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.

Psalm 16:5
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.

Psalm 27:13
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 91:2
I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Psalm 91:9
If you say, "The LORD is my refuge," and you make the Most High your dwelling,

Ezekiel 32:24
"Elam is there, with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword. All who had spread terror in the land of the living went down uncircumcised to the earth below. They bear their shame with those who go down to the pit.

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