Psalms 143

A Psalm of David. O LORD, hear my prayer, 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 crushed my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. And my spirit fainteth within me; my heart within me is appalled. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Thy doing; I muse on the work of Thy hands. I spread forth my hands unto Thee; my soul thirsteth after Thee, as a weary land. Selah

Answer me speedily, O LORD, my spirit faileth; hide not Thy face from me; lest I become like 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 unto Thee have I lifted up my soul. Deliver me from mine enemies, O LORD; with Thee have I hidden myself. 10 Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God; let Thy good spirit lead me in an even land. 11 For Thy name's sake, O LORD, quicken me; in Thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. 12 And in Thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that harass my soul; for I am Thy servant.

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