Psalm 142:1
New International Version
A maskil of David. When he was in the cave. A prayer. I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.

New Living Translation
A psalm of David, regarding his experience in the cave. A prayer. I cry out to the LORD; I plead for the LORD's mercy.

English Standard Version
With my voice I cry out to the LORD; with my voice I plead for mercy to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A prayer. I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift my voice to the LORD for mercy.

New American Standard Bible
Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. I cry aloud with my voice to the LORD; I make supplication with my voice to the LORD.

King James Bible
Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave. I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

Christian Standard Bible
I cry aloud to the LORD; I plead aloud to the LORD for mercy.

Contemporary English Version
I pray to you, LORD. I beg for mercy.

Good News Translation
I call to the LORD for help; I plead with him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A Davidic Maskil. When he was in the cave. A prayer. I cry aloud to the LORD; I plead aloud to the LORD for mercy.

International Standard Version
My voice cries out to the LORD; my voice pleads for mercy to the LORD.

NET Bible
A well-written song by David, when he was in the cave; a prayer. To the LORD I cry out; to the LORD I plead for mercy.

New Heart English Bible
[A contemplation by David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.] I cry with my voice to the LORD. With my voice, I ask the LORD for mercy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
With my voice to Lord Jehovah I cried; with my voice to Lord Jehovah I made supplication.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A [maskil] by David when he was in the cave; a prayer.] Loudly, I cry to the LORD. Loudly, I plead with the LORD for mercy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer. With my voice I cry unto the LORD; With my voice I make supplication unto the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
I Cry aloud with my voice to the LORD; I make supplication with my voice to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I shall cry unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice shall I ask the LORD for mercy.

King James 2000 Bible
I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

American King James Version
I cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD did I make my supplication.

American Standard Version
I cry with my voice unto Jehovah; With my voice unto Jehovah do I make supplication.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm of instruction for David, when he was in the cave, —a Prayer. I cried to the Lord with my voice; with my voice I made supplication to the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of understanding for David. A prayer when he was in the cave. [1 Kings 24]. I cried to the Lord with my voice: with my voice I made supplication to the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
{An instruction of David; when he was in the cave: a prayer.} I cry unto Jehovah with my voice: with my voice unto Jehovah do I make supplication.

English Revised Version
Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer. I cry with my voice unto the LORD; with my voice unto the LORD do I make supplication.

Webster's Bible Translation
Maschil of David; a prayer when he was in the cave. I cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD I made my supplication.

World English Bible
I cry with my voice to Yahweh. With my voice, I ask Yahweh for mercy.

Young's Literal Translation
An Instruction of David, a Prayer when he is in the cave. My voice is unto Jehovah, I cry, My voice is unto Jehovah, I entreat grace.
Study Bible
I Lift My Voice to the LORD
1A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A prayer. I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift my voice to the LORD for mercy. 2I pour out my complaint before Him; I reveal my trouble to Him.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 22:1
So David left Gath and took refuge in the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and the rest of his father's household heard about it, they went down to him there.

1 Samuel 24:3
Soon Saul came to the sheepfolds along the road, where there was a cave, and he went in to relieve himself. And David and his men were hiding in the recesses of the cave.

Psalm 24:3
Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in His holy place?

Psalm 30:8
To You, O LORD, I called, and I begged my Lord for mercy:

Psalm 77:1
I cried aloud to God, I cried out to God to hear me.

Treasury of Scripture

I cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD did I make my supplication.

A.

Psalm 32:1
A Psalm of David, Maschil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Psalm 54:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

Psalm 57:1
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

A Prayer.

when he was

2 Samuel 22:1,2
And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: …

2 Samuel 24:3
And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?

Hebrews 11:38
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

with my voice

Psalm 28:2
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Psalm 77:1,2
To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph. I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me…

Psalm 141:1
A Psalm of David. LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.







Lexicon
A Maskil
מַשְׂכִּ֥יל (maś·kîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4905: Instructive, a didactic poem

of David,
לְדָוִ֑ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

when he was
בִּהְיוֹת֖וֹ (bih·yō·w·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in the cave.
בַמְּעָרָ֣ה (ḇam·mə·‘ā·rāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4631: A cavern

A prayer.
תְפִלָּֽה׃ (ṯə·p̄il·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

I cry
אֶזְעָ֑ק (’ez·‘āq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly

aloud
ק֭וֹלִי (qō·w·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the LORD;
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

I lift my voice
ק֝וֹלִ֗י (qō·w·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

for mercy.
אֶתְחַנָּֽן׃ (’eṯ·ḥan·nān)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore
(1) I cried . . .--See Psalm 3:4, &c.

Verse 1. - I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. "With my voice" means aloud, and therefore earnestly and pressingly (comp. Psalm 3:4; Psalm 27:7; Psalm 64:1; Psalm 77:1; Psalm 130:1, 2, etc.). 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.
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