I tell you all of my worries and my troubles, and whenever I feel low, you are there to guide me. Here is, I. psalm 144 a psalm of praise, to the infinite majesty of god Too often people want to go straight to this verse without going through the preceding six verses. I always enjoy caves if there are lights and safe paths to guide you through. Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! Reflection Though I have visited prisoners, I have never been imprisoned, at least not in the classic sense of imprisonment. I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy. The prison is an image of 'overwhelming trouble' and "affliction" (Psalms 142:2-3; Psalms 107:10). June 1, 2016 by Chris Gribble. When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. Psalms of lament express sorrow. 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, A prayer. I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble. Joseph is the type of Israel in trouble. Psalm 142 - NIV: I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy. But in the broader meaning of the word, we all have been confined to prisons—prisons of the mind. As he was brought out of prison to sit among princes, so shall Israel be (Psalms 105:17-22). 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. A Reflection on Psalm 142. the seventh penitential psalm. Every part of this psalm shows the propriety of its inscription or title. Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me! I beg for mercy. 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! Hengstenberg, with the Chaldaic Targum, takes it, … … Related Media. Psalm 142: Trapped, Alone! psalm 143 the prophet praiseth god, and prayeth to be delivered from his enemies. Psalm 142. Psalm 142 - A maskil of David. When he was in the cave. 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 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. Commentary for Psalms 142 . “Prison”: The cave in which David was hidden. A prayer when he was in the cave. David's comfort in prayer. Reflections on Psalm 142 Psalms 142 (Contemporary English Version) (A special psalm and a prayer by David when he was in the cave.) psalm 142 the psalmist in tribulation calleth upon god for his delivery. I pray to you, LORD. I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble. 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." no worldly happiness is to be compared with that of serving god. 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. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me. Caves are interesting places to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live in one. - There can be no situation so distressing or dangerous, in which faith will not get comfort from God by prayer. EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS Title. 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