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Psalm 143 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me 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 Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 For the enemy has pursued me, crushing my life to the ground, making 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 think about all your deeds, I meditate on the works 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 I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. (Selah) 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
7 Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me, or I shall 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 of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to you 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 Save me, O Lord, from my enemies; I have fled to you for refuge. 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. Let your 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 your name's sake, O Lord, preserve my life. In your 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 In your steadfast love cut off my enemies, and destroy all my adversaries, for I am your servant. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.