Psalm 143 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 (142-1) <A psalm of David, when his son Absalom pursued him.> Hear, O Lord, my prayer: give ear to my supplication in thy truth: hear me in thy justice. 1 O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
2 (142-2) And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no man living shall be justified. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 (142-3) For the enemy hath persecuted my soul: he hath brought down my life to the earth. He hath made me to dwell in darkness as those that have been dead of old: 3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
4 (142-4) And my spirit is in anguish within me: my heart within me is troubled. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 (142-5) I remembered the days of old, I meditated on all thy works: I meditated upon the works of thy hands. 5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
6 (142-6) I stretched forth my hands to thee: my soul is as earth without water unto thee. 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 (142-7) Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that 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 (142-8) Cause me to hear thy mercy in the morning; for in thee have I hoped. Make the way known to me, wherein I should walk: for I have lifted up my soul to thee. 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 (142-9) Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, to thee have I fled: 9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.
10 (142-10) Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God. Thy good spirit shall lead me into the right land: 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 (142-11) for thy name’s sake, O Lord, thou wilt quicken me in thy justice. Thou wilt 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 (142-12) And in thy mercy thou wilt destroy my enemies. And thou wilt cut off all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.