Psalms 143

Prayer for Deliverance and Guidance.

A Psalm of David.

1 Hear my prayer, O  Lord,
a  Give ear to my supplications!
Answer me in Your b  faithfulness, in Your c  righteousness!
2And d  do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight e  no man living is righteous.
3For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
He has crushed my life f  to the ground;
He g  has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.
4Therefore h  my spirit
Lit faints
is overwhelmed within me;
My heart is
Or desolate
k  appalled within me.

5I l  remember the days of old;
I m  meditate on all Your doings;
I n  muse on the work of Your hands.
6I o  stretch out my hands to You;
My p  soul longs for You, as a
Lit weary
parched land.
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude

7 s  Answer me quickly, O  Lord, my t  spirit fails;
u  Do not hide Your face from me,
Or I will become like v  those who go down to the pit.
8Let me hear Your w  lovingkindness x  in the morning;
For I trust y  in You;
Teach me the z  way in which I should walk;
For to You I aa  lift up my soul.
9 ab  Deliver me, O  Lord, from my enemies;
Lit To You have I hidden
I take refuge in You.

10 ad  Teach me to do Your will,
For You are my God;
Let ae  Your good Spirit af  lead me on level
Lit land
11 ah  For the sake of Your name, O  Lord ai  revive me.
aj  In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
12And in Your lovingkindness
Or silence
al  cut off my enemies
And am  destroy all those who afflict my soul,
For an  I am Your servant.

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