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Psalms 142:2

    Psalms 142:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I pour out my complaint before him; I show before him my trouble.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I put all my sorrows before him; and made clear to him all my trouble.

    Webster's Revision

    I pour out my complaint before him; I show before him my trouble.

    World English Bible

    I pour out my complaint before him. I tell him my troubles.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I pour out my complaint before him; I shew before him my trouble.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 142:2

    I poured out my complaint before him - literally, my meditation; that is, What so much occupied my thoughts at the time I expressed aloud. The word "complaint" does not express the idea. The meaning is, not that he "complained" of God or of man; but that his mind "meditated" on his condition. He was full of care and of anxiety; and he went and poured this out freely before God. The Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate render this, "my prayer." See Psalm 55:2, where the same Hebrew word is used.

    I showed before him my trouble - I made mention of it. I spoke of it.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 142:2

    142:2 Justified - Upon terms of strict justice.