Good News Translation (GNB)

A Prayer for HelpPs 142 Hebrew title: A poem by David, when he was in the cave; a prayer.
142 Title:
1 Sam 22.1

1421I call to the LORD for help;

I plead with him.

2I bring him all my complaints;

I tell him all my troubles.

3When I am ready to give up,

he knows what I should do.

In the path where I walk,

my enemies have hidden a trap for me.

4When I look beside me,

I see that there is no one to help me,

no one to protect me.

No one cares for me.

5LORD, I cry to you for help;

you, LORD, are my protector;

you are all I want in this life.

6Listen to my cry for help,

for I am sunk in despair.

Save me from my enemies;

they are too strong for me.

7Set me free from my distress;142.7 distress; or prison.

then in the assembly of your people I will praise you

because of your goodness to me.