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Psalm 143 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and 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 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified . 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been 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 is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate . 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 thy works; I muse on the work 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 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth : hide not 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 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust : cause me to know the way wherein I should walk ; for I lift up my soul unto 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 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies : I flee unto thee to hide me. 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: thy spirit is good; lead me into 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 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy 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 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies , and destroy 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.