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Psalm 143 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O LORD, listen to my prayer. Open your ears to hear my urgent requests. Answer me because you are faithful and righteous. 1 O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
2 Do not take me to court for judgment, because there is no one alive who is righteous in your presence. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 The enemy has pursued me. He has ground my life into the dirt. He has made me live in dark places like those who have 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 That is why I begin to lose hope and my heart is in a state of shock. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I remember the days long ago. I reflect on all that you have done. I carefully consider what your hands have made. 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 in prayer. Like parched land, my soul thirsts for you. Selah 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 Answer me quickly, O LORD. My spirit is worn out. Do not hide your face from me, or I will be like those who go into 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 Let me hear about your mercy in the morning, because I trust you. Let me know the way that I should go, because I long for 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 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD. I come to you for protection. 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. May your good Spirit lead me on level ground. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 O LORD, keep me alive for the sake of your name. Because you are righteous, lead me out of trouble. 11 For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 In keeping with your mercy, wipe out my enemies and destroy all who torment me, because I am your servant. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.