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Psalm 143 ESV

My Soul Thirsts for You

A Psalm of David.

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; 1give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your 2faithfulness answer me, in your 3righteousness!

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2 4Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous 5before you.

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3 For the enemy has pursued my soul; 6he has crushed my life to the ground; 7he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.

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4 Therefore my spirit 8faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.

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5 9I remember the days of old; 10I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.

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6 11I stretch out my hands to you; 12my soul thirsts for you like 13a parched land. Selah

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7 14Answer me quickly, O LORD! 15My spirit fails! 16Hide not your face from me, 17lest I be like those who go down to the pit.

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8 18Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I 19trust. 20Make me know the way I should go, 21for to you I lift up my soul.

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9 22Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD! I have fled to you for refuge!a

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    • ŗ 143:9 - One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts To you I have covered
      10 23Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! 24Let your good Spirit 25lead me on 26level ground!

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      11 27For your name's sake, O LORD, 28preserve my life! In your righteousness 29bring my soul out of trouble!

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      12 And in your steadfast love you will 30cut off my enemies, and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am your 31servant.

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