New Living Translation
Then I pray to you, O LORD. I say, "You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life.
King James Bible
I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
Darby Bible Translation
I cried unto thee, Jehovah; I said, Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.
World English Bible
I cried to you, Yahweh. I said, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."
Young's Literal Translation
I have cried unto thee, O Jehovah, I have said, 'Thou art my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
142:5 The days - What thou hast done for thy servants in former times. Portion - Even in this life.
The wicked frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but the LORD will protect his people.
LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.
Yet I am confident I will see the LORD's goodness while I am here in the land of the living.
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.
If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter,
"Elam lies there surrounded by the graves of all its hordes, those who were slaughtered by the sword. They struck terror in the hearts of people everywhere, but now they have descended as outcasts to the world below. Now they lie in the pit and share the shame of those who have gone before them.
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