Psalm 143 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my plea! 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 Don't bring your servant to trial! Compared to you, no one is perfect. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 My enemy has chased me. He has knocked me to the ground. He forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave. 3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
4 I am losing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I remember the days of old. I ponder all your great works. I think about what you have done. 5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
6 I reach out for you. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Interlude 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 Come quickly, LORD, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don't turn away from me, or I will die. 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 of your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I have come to you in prayer. 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 Save me from my enemies, LORD; I run to you to hide me. 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. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 For the glory of your name, O LORD, save me. In your righteousness, bring me out of this distress. 11 For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 In your unfailing love, cut off all my enemies and destroy all my foes, for I am your servant. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.