Psalms 142:4-6

142:4 Look to the right and see!

No one cares about me.

I have nowhere to run;

no one is concerned about my life.

142:5 I cry out to you, O Lord;

I say, “You are my shelter,

my security in the land of the living.”

142:6 Listen to my cry for help,

for I am in serious trouble!

Rescue me from those who chase me,

for they are stronger than I am.

tn Heb “there is no one who recognizes me.”

tn Heb “ a place of refuge perishes from me.”

tn Heb “there is no one who seeks for the sake of my life.”

tn Heb “my portion.” The psalmist compares the Lord to landed property, which was foundational to economic stability in ancient Israel.

tn Heb “for I am very low.”