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Psalm 143 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications! In thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness! 1 O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
2 Enter not into judgment with thy servant; for no man living is righteous before thee. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 For the enemy has pursued me; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit 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 Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled. 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 that thou hast done; I muse on what thy hands have wrought. 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 thee; my soul thirsts for thee like a parched land. [Selah] 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 Make haste to answer me, O LORD! My spirit fails! Hide not thy face from me, lest I be like those who go down to 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 in the morning of thy steadfast love, for in thee I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to thee I lift up my soul. 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! I have fled to thee for refuge! 9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God! Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path! 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life! In thy righteousness bring me out of trouble! 11 For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 And in thy steadfast love cut off my enemies, and destroy all my adversaries, for I am thy servant. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.