Psalm 143
JPS Tanakh 1917
1A Psalm of David.

O LORD, hear my prayer, give ear to my supplications;
In Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness.
2And enter not into judgment with Thy servant;
For in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.

3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul;
He hath crushed my life down to the ground;
He hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
4And my spirit fainteth within me;
My heart within me is appalled.

5I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all Thy doing;
I muse on the work of Thy hands.
6I spread forth my hands unto Thee;
My soul [thirsteth] after Thee, as a weary land.

7Answer me speedily, O LORD,
My spirit faileth;
Hide not Thy face from me;
Lest I become like them that go down into the pit.
8Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning,
For in Thee do I trust;
Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk,
For unto Thee have I lifted up my soul.
9Deliver me from mine enemies, O LORD;
With Thee have I hidden myself.
10Teach me to do Thy will,
For Thou art my God;
Let Thy good spirit
Lead me in an even land.
11For Thy name’s sake, O LORD, quicken me;
In Thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
12And in Thy mercy cut off mine enemies,
And destroy all them that harass my soul;
For I am Thy servant.

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