Psalm 143 TMB/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 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 in 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.