New Living Translation


Psalms 142:

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.

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

For I am overwhelmed, and you alone know the way I should turn.
Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me.

I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! 
No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me.

Then I pray to you, O LORD.  I say, "You are my place of refuge.  You are all I really want in life.

Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.

Bring me out of prison so I can thank you. The godly will crowd around me, for you treat me kindly."