Psalm 143 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! 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 Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no one living is righteous. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in darkness, Like those who have long been dead. 3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart within me is distressed. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on 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; My soul longs 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 speedily, O Lord; My spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, Lest I be like those who go down 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 Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul 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, O Lord, from my enemies; In You I take shelter. 9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 Revive me, O Lord, for Your name's sake! For Your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 11 For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 In Your mercy cut off my enemies, And destroy all those who afflict my soul; For I am Your servant. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.