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Psalms 142:5

    Psalms 142:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I cried unto thee, O Jehovah; I said, Thou art my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have made my cry to you, O Lord; I have said, You are my safe place, and my heritage in the land of the living.

    Webster's Revision

    I cried unto thee, O Jehovah; I said, Thou art my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.

    World English Bible

    I cried to you, Yahweh. I said, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I cried unto thee, O LORD; I said, Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.

    Definitions for Psalms 142:5

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 142:5

    Thou art my refuge - Even in these most disastrous circumstances, I will put my trust in thee.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 142:5

    I cried unto thee, O Lord - When there was no help; when I saw myself encompassed with dangers; when I looked on every hand and there was no "man" that would undertake for me.

    I said, Thou art my refuge -

    (a) My "only" refuge. I can go nowhere else.

    (b) Thou art "in fact" my refuge. I can and do put my trust in thee. See the notes at Psalm 46:1.

    And my portion - See the notes at Psalm 16:5.

    In the land of the living - Among all those that live - all living beings. There is no one else among the living to whom I can come but to thee, the living God. My hope is not in human beings, for they are against me; not in angels, for they have not the power to rescue me. It is God only, the living God, whom I make my confidence and the ground of my hope.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 142:5

    142:5 The days - What thou hast done for thy servants in former times. Portion - Even in this life.