H4/3  C  1,2. Punishment of wicked.
       D  3-. Trouble. Comfort in.
        E  -3. Enemies.
         F  Friends. Desertion of.
      C  5. Punishment of wicked.
       D  6-. Trouble. Deliverance from.
        E  -6. Enemies.
         F  7. Friends. Surrounded by.

(Instruction by David; A Prayer when he was in the cave.)

(Adullum [1 Sam. 22:1] or En-gedi [1 Sam. 24:3]. The last of 8 Psalms referring to this subject.)

Psalm 142)

1 I cried to the LORD with my voice;
With my voice to the LORD did I make my supplication.
2 I poured out my complaint before Him;
I shewed before Him my trouble.

3 When my spirit fainted (Heb. = was darkened. Cp. 77:3; 107:3. Elsewhere only Jonah 2:8; and Lam. 2:12) within me, then [I remembered] You knew my path.

In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld [on my left hand], but there was no man that would recognize me:
Refuge failed me; no man cared for me.

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