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.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I am brought very low - Never was I so near total ruin before.

Deliver me from my persecutors - They are now in full possession of the only means of my escape.

They are stronger than I-- What am I and my men against this well-appointed armed multitude, with their king at their head.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for I am

Psalm 44:24-26 Why hide you your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression...

Psalm 79:8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let your tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

Psalm 116:6 The LORD preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

Psalm 136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures for ever:

Psalm 143:3,7 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness...

for they

Psalm 3:1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

Psalm 38:19 But my enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Psalm 57:3,4 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah...

Psalm 59:3 For, see, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

1 Samuel 24:14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

Romans 8:33,37 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifies...

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 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.

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