Psalm 143 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, hear my prayer; listen to my cry for mercy. Answer me because you are loyal and good. 1 O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
2 Don't judge me, your servant, because no one alive is right before you. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 My enemies are chasing me; they crushed me to the ground. They made me live in darkness like those long dead. 3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
4 I am afraid; my courage is gone. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I remember what happened long ago; I consider everything you have done. I think about all you 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 lift my hands to you in prayer. As a dry land needs rain, I thirst for you. Selah 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 Lord, answer me quickly, because I am getting weak. Don't turn away from me, or I will be like those who are 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 Tell me in the morning about your love, because I trust you. Show me what I should do, because my prayers go 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 Lord, save me from my enemies; I hide in you. 9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do what you want, because you are my God. 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 Lord, let me live so people will praise you. 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 In your love defeat my enemies. Destroy all those who trouble me, because I am your servant. Of David. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.