Psalm 143 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Listen to my prayer, LORD! Because of your faithfulness, hear my requests for mercy! Because of your righteousness, answer me! 1 O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
2 Please don't bring your servant to judgment, because no living thing is righteous before you. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 The enemy is chasing me, crushing my life in the dirt, forcing me to live in the dark like those who've been dead forever. 3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
4 My spirit is weak inside me— inside, my mind is numb. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I remember the days long past; I meditate on all your deeds; I contemplate your handiwork. 5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
6 I stretch out my hands to you; my whole being is like dry dirt, thirsting for you. Selah 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 Answer me, LORD—and quickly! My breath is fading. Don't hide your face from me or I'll be like those going down to the pit! 7 Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
8 Tell me all about your faithful love come morning time, because I trust you. Show me the way I should go, because I offer my life up to you. 8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
9 Deliver me from my enemies, LORD! I seek protection from you. 9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do what pleases you, because you are my God. Guide me by your good spirit into good land. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 Make me live again, LORD, for your name's sake. Bring me out of distress because of your righteousness. 11 For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 Wipe out my enemies because of your faithful love. Destroy everyone who attacks me, because I am your servant. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.