Psalm 143
Christian Standard BibleEnglish Standard Version
1LORD, hear my prayer. In your faithfulness listen to my plea, and in your righteousness answer me.1Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
2Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous in your sight.2Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
3For the enemy has pursued me, crushing me to the ground, making me live in darkness like those long dead.3For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4My spirit is weak within me; my heart is overcome with dismay.4Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.
5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all you have done; I reflect on the work of your hands.5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.
6I spread out my hands to you; I am like parched land before you. Selah6I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
7Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Don't hide your face from me, or I will be like those going down to the Pit.7Answer me quickly, O LORD! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
8Let me experience your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in you. Reveal to me the way I should go because I appeal to you.8Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
9Rescue me from my enemies, LORD; I come to you for protection.9Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD! I have fled to you for refuge.
10Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me on level ground.10Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
11For your name's sake, LORD, let me live. In your righteousness deliver me from trouble,11For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life! In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
12and in your faithful love destroy my enemies. Wipe out all those who attack me, for I am your servant.12And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies, and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am your servant.
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