142:5 I cry out to you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my shelter,
my security 1 in the land of the living.”
142:6 Listen to my cry for help,
for I am in serious trouble! 2
Rescue me from those who chase me,
for they are stronger than I am.
that I may give thanks to your name.
Because of me the godly will assemble, 4
for you will vindicate me. 5
1 tn Heb “my portion.” The psalmist compares the
2 tn Heb “for I am very low.”
3 tn Heb “bring out my life.”
4 tn Or “gather around.”
5 tn The Hebrew idiom גָּמַל עַל (gamal ’al) means “to repay,” here in a positive sense.