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Psalm 143 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let my prayer come to you, O Lord; give ear to my requests for your grace; keep faith with me, and give me an answer 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 Let not your servant come before you to be judged; for no man living is upright in your eyes. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 The evil man has gone after my soul; my life is crushed down to the earth: he has put me in the dark, 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 Because of this my spirit is overcome; and my heart is full of fear. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I keep in mind the early days of the past, giving thought to all your acts, even to 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 My hands are stretched out to you: my soul is turned to you, like a land in need of water. (Selah.) 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 Be quick in answering me, O Lord, for the strength of my spirit is gone: let me see your face, so that I may not be like those who go down into the underworld. 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 the story of your mercy come to me in the morning, for my hope is in you: give me knowledge of the way in which I am to go; for my soul is lifted 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 O Lord, take me out of the hands of my haters; my soul is waiting for you. 9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.
10 Give me teaching so that I may do your pleasure; for you are my God: let your good Spirit be my guide into the land of righteousness. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 Give me life, O Lord, because of your name; in your righteousness take 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 And in your mercy put an end to my haters, and send destruction on all those who are against my soul; for I am your servant. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.