Psalm 143


Hear my prayer, O LORD, Hear my prayer, O LORD,
give ear to my supplications:
in thy faithfulness answer me,
and in thy righteousness.
And enter not into judgment with thy servant:
for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul;
he hath smitten my life down to the ground;
he hath made me to dwell in darkness,
as those that have been long dead.
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me;
my heart within me is desolate.

I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all thy works;
I muse on the work of thy hands.
I stretch forth my hands unto thee:
my soul thirsteth after thee,
as a thirsty land.


Hear me speedily, O LORD:
my spirit faileth:
hide not thy face from me,
lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Cause 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 I lift up my soul unto thee.
Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies:
I flee unto thee to hide me.
Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God:
thy spirit is good;
lead me into the land of uprightness.
Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake:
for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies,
and destroy all them that afflict my soul:
for I am thy servant.


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