Psalm 143:1-6 LEB

A psalm of David.

A Prayer for Rescue from Enemies

1 aO Yahweh, hear my prayer; listen to my supplications. In your faithfulness answer me, [and] in your righteousness.

References for Psalms 143:1

    • Ҳ 143:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
      2 And do not enter into judgment with your servant, because no one alive [is] righteous before you.
      3 For [the] enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground. He has made me dwell in dark places like [those] long dead.
      4 And [so] my spirit grows faint within me; my heart {within}b me is desolate.

      References for Psalms 143:4

        • ҳ 143:4 - Literally "in the midst of"
          5 I remember [the] days of long ago; I meditate on all your doings.c I muse on the labor of your hands.

          References for Psalms 143:5

            • Ҵ 143:5 - Hebrew "doing"
              6 I stretch out my hands to you; my soul [longs] for you like a dry land. Selah