A Psalm of David

Ps 143:1O Jehovah, hear my prayer; / Give ear to my supplications; / Answer me in Your faithfulness and in Your righteousness;

Ps 143:2And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, / For no one alive is righteous in Your sight.

Ps 143:3For the enemy has persecuted my soul; / He has crushed my life down to the ground; / He has caused me to dwell in dark places, like those who have been long dead.

Ps 143:4Therefore my spirit faints within me; / My heart is appalled in the midst of me.

Ps 143:5I remember the days of old; / I meditate upon all that You have done; / I muse upon the work of Your hands.

Ps 143:6I spread out my hands to You; / My soul thirsts for You like a parched land. Selah

Ps 143:7Hurry and answer me, O Jehovah; / My spirit fails. / Do not hide Your face from me, / Lest I become like those who go down into the pit.

Ps 143:8Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, / For in You I trust. / Make known to me the way on which I should walk, / For to You I lift up my soul.

Ps 143:9Deliver me from my enemies, O Jehovah; / I have fled to You for a refuge.

Ps 143:10Teach me to do Your will, / For You are my God; / Let Your good Spirit lead me / In a plain country.

Ps 143:11For Your name’s sake, O Jehovah, preserve me alive; / In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.

Ps 143:12And in Your lovingkindness cut off my enemies / And destroy all those who oppress my soul, / For I am Your servant.

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