|Overview - Psalms 143|
|1||David prays for favour in judgment.|
|3||He complains of his griefs.|
|5||He strengthens his faith by meditation and prayer.|
|7||He prays for grace;|
|12||for destruction of his enemies;|
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.
- ) 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
- thy faithfulness
- 31:1 71:2 2 Samuel 7:25 ; Daniel 9:16 ; 1 John 1:9