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
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.

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.

New King James Version
A Contemplation of David. A Prayer when he was in the cave. I cry out to the LORD with my voice; With my voice to the LORD I make my supplication.

New American Standard Bible
Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. I cry out with my voice to the LORD; With my voice I implore the LORD for compassion.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
I Cry aloud with my voice to the LORD; I make supplication with my voice to the LORD.

Amplified Bible
A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem, 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.

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

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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
With my voice to LORD JEHOVAH I cried; with my voice to LORD JEHOVAH I made 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
AN INSTRUCTION OF DAVID. A PRAYER WHEN HE IS IN THE CAVE. My voice [is] to YHWH, I cry, "" My voice [is] to YHWH, I beg [for] grace.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









(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.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

of David,
לְדָוִ֑ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 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 4631: A cavern

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

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

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

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

the LORD;
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 6963: A voice, sound

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

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore


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