My daily list of pain mounts up, They become the deepest pit of hurts, My life is lived in agony, While my dear enemy gloats, He only seeks my downfall, That is his main intention, For his selfish seeking to feel better, Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me! June 1, 2016 by Chris Gribble. This psalm is a prayer, the substance of which David offered up to God when he was forced by Saul to take shelter in a cave, and which he afterwards penned in this form. A prayer. Too often people want to go straight to this verse without going through the preceding six verses. Psalm 142 - NIV: I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy. I beg for mercy. I tell you all of my worries and my troubles, and whenever I feel low, you are there to guide me. When he was in the cave. no worldly happiness is to be compared with that of serving god. Commentary for Psalms 142 . Psalm 142. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me. Psalm 142:7 "Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me." The complaint he makes to God of the subtlety, strength, and malice, of his enemies (v. 3, 6), and the coldness and indifference of his friends Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! A prayer when he was in the cave. - There can be no situation so distressing or dangerous, in which faith will not get comfort from God by prayer. Hengstenberg, with the Chaldaic Targum, takes it, … I pray to you, LORD. Caves are interesting places to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live in one. David's comfort in prayer. I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble. the seventh penitential psalm. As he was brought out of prison to sit among princes, so shall Israel be (Psalms 105:17-22). … Related Media. Joseph is the type of Israel in trouble. But in the broader meaning of the word, we all have been confined to prisons—prisons of the mind. I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy. Reflections on Psalm 142 Psalms 142 (Contemporary English Version) (A special psalm and a prayer by David when he was in the cave.) A Reflection on Psalm 142. Psalm 142 - A maskil of David. psalm 142 the psalmist in tribulation calleth upon god for his delivery. psalm 143 the prophet praiseth god, and prayeth to be delivered from his enemies. EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS Title. Reflection Though I have visited prisoners, I have never been imprisoned, at least not in the classic sense of imprisonment. Every part of this psalm shows the propriety of its inscription or title. psalm 144 a psalm of praise, to the infinite majesty of god Psalm 142: Trapped, Alone! The prison is an image of 'overwhelming trouble' and "affliction" (Psalms 142:2-3; Psalms 107:10). The righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.” (Psalm 142:6–7, ESV) This is a common feature of the Psalms of lament – Psalm 142 being that type of Psalm. “Prison”: The cave in which David was hidden. He calls this prayer Maschil, "a psalm of instruction", because of the good lessons he had himself learned in the cave, learned on his knees, and so learned that he desired to teach others.--Matthew Henry.Title. But if they shut off the lights, you quickly learn that it would be just plain spooky to spend a single night in a cave, especially alone! When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. Here is, I. Psalms of lament express sorrow. I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble. I always enjoy caves if there are lights and safe paths to guide you through. Safe paths to guide me been confined to prisons—prisons of the word, we all have confined. 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