Psalm 142:2
New International Version
I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble.

New Living Translation
I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles.

English Standard Version
I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.

Berean Study Bible
I pour out my complaint before Him; I reveal my trouble to Him.

New American Standard Bible
I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him.

King James Bible
I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

Christian Standard Bible
I pour out my complaint before him; I reveal my trouble to him.

Contemporary English Version
I tell you all my worries and my troubles,

Good News Translation
I bring him all my complaints; I tell him all my troubles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I pour out my complaint before Him; I reveal my trouble to Him.

International Standard Version
I pour out my complaint to him, telling him all of my troubles.

NET Bible
I pour out my lament before him; I tell him about my troubles.

New Heart English Bible
I pour out my complaint before him. I tell him my troubles.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I poured before him my supplication and have shown before him my affliction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I pour out my complaints in his presence and tell him my troubles.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I pour out my complaint before Him, I declare before Him my trouble;

New American Standard 1977
I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I shall pour out my complaint before him; before him I shall tell of my trouble.

King James 2000 Bible
I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

American King James Version
I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

American Standard Version
I pour out my complaint before him; I show before him my trouble.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will pour out before him my supplication: I will declare before him mine affliction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In his sight I pour out my prayer, and before him I declare my trouble:

Darby Bible Translation
I pour out my plaint before him; I shew before him my trouble.

English Revised Version
I pour out my complaint before him; I shew before him my trouble.

Webster's Bible Translation
I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

World English Bible
I pour out my complaint before him. I tell him my troubles.

Young's Literal Translation
I pour forth before Him my meditation, My distress before Him I declare.
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. 3Although my spirit grows faint within me, You know my way. Along the path I travel they have hidden a snare for me.…
Cross References
Psalm 55:2
Attend to me and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and distraught

Psalm 77:2
In the day of trouble I sought the Lord; through the night my outstretched hands did not grow weary; my soul refused to be comforted.

Psalm 77:3
I remembered You, O God, and I groaned; I mused and my spirit grew faint. Selah

Psalm 102:1
Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry for help come before You.

Treasury of Scripture

I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

poured out

Psalm 42:4
When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 102:1
A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

I shewed

Psalm 18:4-6
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid…

Philippians 4:6,7
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God…

Hebrews 5:7
Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;







Lexicon
I pour out
אֶשְׁפֹּ֣ךְ (’eš·pōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8210: To spill forth, to expend, to sprawl out

my complaint
שִׂיחִ֑י (śî·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7879: A contemplation, an utterance

before Him;
לְפָנָ֣יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

I reveal
אַגִּֽיד׃ (’ag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

my trouble
צָ֝רָתִ֗י (ṣā·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6869: Tightness, a female rival

to Him.
לְפָנָ֥יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(2) I poured out.--See the same verb used in similar sense, Psalm 42:4; Psalm 62:8; and with the second clause comp. Psalm 107:6.

Verse 2. - I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble (comp. Psalm 140, 141, and 143.). 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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