Psalms 143

A psalm of David.

O Lord, hear my prayer, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for no living man can be regarded righteous before thee. For the enemy hath pursued my soul; he hath crushed to the ground my life; he hath made me dwell in darkness, as those that are dead eternally. And my spirit within me is overwhelmed: in my bosom is my heart astounded. I remember the days of olden times: I meditate on all thy doings: on the work of thy hands do I reflect. I spread forth my hands unto thee: my soul longeth for thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. Hasten, answer me, O Lord, my spirit falleth: hide not thy face from me, that I may not become like those that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear in the morning thy kindness; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way whereon I should walk; for unto thee do I lift up my soul. Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies: by thee do I seek shelter. 10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; guide me on a level land. 11 For thy sake, O Lord, revive me: in thy righteousness bring forth out of distress my soul. 12 And in thy kindness destroy my enemies, and annihilate all the adversaries of my soul; far I am thy servant.
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