Psalm 143 NAS

Prayer for Deliverance and Guidance.

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, 1Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your 2faithfulness, in Your 3righteousness!

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2 And 4do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight 5no man living is righteous.

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3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life 6to the ground; He 7has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.

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4 Therefore 8my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is 9appalled within me.

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      5 I 10remember the days of old; I 11meditate on all Your doings; I 12muse on the work of Your hands.

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      6 I 13stretch out my hands to You; My 14soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.

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        • c 143:6 - Lit "weary"
        • d 143:6 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
          7 15Answer me quickly, O LORD, my 16spirit fails; 17Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like 18those who go down to the pit.

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          8 Let me hear Your 19lovingkindness 20in the morning; For I trust 21in You; Teach me the 22way in which I should walk; For to You I 23lift up my soul.

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          9 24Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in You.

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            • e 143:9 - Lit "To You have I hidden"
              10 25Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let 26Your good Spirit 27lead me on level ground.

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              11 28For the sake of Your name, O LORD, 29revive me. 30In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.

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              12 And in Your lovingkindness, 31cut off my enemies And 32destroy all those who afflict my soul, For 33I am Your servant.

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