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Psalms 143:1

Overview - Psalms 143
David prays for favour in judgment.
He complains of his griefs.
He strengthens his faith by meditation and prayer.
He prays for grace;
for deliverance;
10 for sanctification;
12 for destruction of his enemies;
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Psalms 143:1  (King James Version)
Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
 


(Title
) A Psalm.
The LXX., Vulgate, Ethiopic, and Arabic state that this Psalm was composed by David on the rebellion of his son Absalom; and there are several passages in it which agree remarkably well with that period; for then he had most reason to fear lest God should deal with him according to his sins; which he deprecates with such a deep sense of his unworthiness, that it has hence been numbered among the penitential Psalms, of which it is the last
In it he prays to God for pardon, ver. 1; acknowledges the impossibility of being saved but by grace, ver
2; deplores the lamentable effects of sin, ver. 3, 4; comforts himself with a retrospect of God's mercies of old, ver. 5; and prays, in a variety of expressions, for remission of sin, sanctification, and redemption, ver
6-12.

thy faithfulness
31:1 71:2 2 Samuel 7:25 ; Daniel 9:16 ; 1 John 1:9
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