Psalms 143

A Psalm of David, when his son pursued him. O Lord, attend to my prayer; hearken to my supplication in Your truth; hear me in Your righteousness. And enter not into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight shall no man living be justified. For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has brought my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in a dark place, as those that have been long dead. Therefore my spirit was grieved in me; my heart was troubled within me. I remembered the days of old; and I meditated on all Your doings: yea, I meditated on the works of Your hands. I spread forth my hands to You; my soul thirsts for You, as a dry land. Pause. Hear me speedily, O Lord; my spirit has failed; do not hide Your face from me, lest I be like them that go down to the pit. Cause me to hear Your mercy in the morning; for I have hoped in You; make known to me, O Lord, the way in which I should walk; for I have lifted up my soul to You. Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord; for I have fled to You for refuge. 10 Teach me to do Your will; for You are my God; Your good Spirit shall guide me in the straight way. 11 You shall revive me, O Lord, for Your name's sake; in Your righteousness You shall bring my soul out of affliction. 12 And in Your mercy You will destroy my enemies, and will destroy all those that afflict my soul; for I am Your servant.
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