Psalm 143:1-6 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah; 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 no man living is righteous. 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 dark places, 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 doings; 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 spread forth my hands unto thee: My soul [thirsteth] after thee, as a weary land. [Selah 6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"