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Psalm 143 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A psalm of David: ADONAI, hear my prayer; listen to my pleas for mercy. In your faithfulness, answer me, and in your righteousness. 1 O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
2 Don't bring your servant to trial, since in your sight no one alive would be considered righteous. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 For an enemy is pursuing me; he has crushed my life into the ground and left me to live in darkness, like those who have been long dead. 3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
4 My spirit faints within me; my heart is appalled within me. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I remember the days of old, reflecting on all your deeds, thinking about the work of your hands. 5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
6 I spread out my hands to you, I long for you like a thirsty land. (Selah) 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 Answer me quickly, ADONAI, because my spirit is fainting. Don't hide your face from me, or I'll be like those who drop down into a 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 Make me hear of your love in the morning, because I rely on you. Make me know the way I should walk, because I entrust myself 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 ADONAI, rescue me from my enemies; I have hidden myself with you. 9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do your will, because you are my God; Let your good Spirit guide me on ground that is level. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 For your name's sake, ADONAI, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of distress. 11 For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 In your grace, cut off my enemies; destroy all those harassing me; because I am your servant. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.