Psalm 142:1
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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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
{An instruction of David; when he was in the cave: a prayer.} I cry unto Jehovah with my voice: with my voice unto Jehovah do I make supplication.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I cried unto the Lord - See on Psalm 141:1 (note).

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2942. B.C.

1062. Maschil of David. or, A Psalm of David giving instruction.

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Psalm 54:1 Save me, O God, by your name, and judge me by your strength.

Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge...

1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast...

A Prayer. David was twice in great peril in caves; on one occasion, in the cave of Adullam, when he fled from Achish king of Gath; and on another, in the cave of Engedi, where he had taken refuge from the pursuit of Saul. It is not certain to which of these events this Psalm refers; though probably to the former.

when he was

2 Samuel 22:1,2 And David spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies...

2 Samuel 24:3 And Joab said to the king, Now the LORD your God add to the people, how many soever they be, an hundred times...

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 to you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy oracle.

Psalm 77:1,2 I cried to God with my voice, even to God with my voice; and he gave ear to me...

Psalm 141:1 Lord, I cry to you: make haste to me; give ear to my voice, when I cry to you.

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Cross References
1 Samuel 22:1
David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father's household heard about it, they went down to him there.

1 Samuel 24:3
He came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave.

Psalm 24:3
Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place?

Psalm 30:8
To you, LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:

Psalm 77:1
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm. I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.

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