Psalm 143 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, hear my prayer! In your righteousness listen to my plea; answer me in your faithfulness! 1 O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
2 Don't put me, your servant, on trial; no one is innocent in your sight. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 My enemies have hunted me down and completely defeated me. They have put me in a dark prison, and I am like those who died long ago. 3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
4 So I am ready to give up; I am in deep despair. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I remember the days gone by; I think about all that you have done, I bring to mind all your deeds. 5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
6 I lift up my hands to you in prayer; like dry ground my soul is thirsty for you. 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 Answer me now, Lord! I have lost all hope. Don't hide yourself from me, or I will be among those who go down to the world of the dead. 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 Remind me each morning of your constant love, for I put my trust in you. My prayers go up to you; show me the way I should go. 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 I go to you for protection, Lord; rescue me from my enemies. 9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.
10 You are my God; teach me to do your will. Be good to me, and guide me on a safe path. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 Rescue me, Lord, as you have promised; in your goodness save me from my troubles! 11 For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 Because of your love for me, kill my enemies and destroy all my oppressors, for I am your servant. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.