Compare Translations for Psalm 143:1

Psalm 143:1 ASV
Hear my prayer, O Jehovah; Give ear to my supplications: In thy faithfulness answer me, [and] in thy righteousness.
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Psalm 143:1 CEB
Listen to my prayer, LORD! Because of your faithfulness, hear my requests for mercy! Because of your righteousness, answer me!
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Psalm 143:1 CJB
A psalm of David: ADONAI, hear my prayer; listen to my pleas for mercy. In your faithfulness, answer me, and in your righteousness.
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Psalm 143:1 RHE
(142-1) <A psalm of David, when his son Absalom pursued him.> Hear, O Lord, my prayer: give ear to my supplication in thy truth: hear me in thy justice.
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Psalm 143:1 ESV
Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
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Psalm 143:1 GW
O LORD, listen to my prayer. Open your ears to hear my urgent requests. Answer me because you are faithful and righteous.
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Psalm 143:1 GNT
Lord, hear my prayer! In your righteousness listen to my plea; answer me in your faithfulness!
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Psalm 143:1 CSB
Lord, hear my prayer. In Your faithfulness listen to my plea, and in Your righteousness answer me.
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Psalm 143:1 KJV
Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
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Psalm 143:1 LEB
O Yahweh, hear my prayer; listen to my supplications. In your faithfulness answer me, [and] in your righteousness.
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Psalm 143:1 NAS
Hear my prayer, O LORD, Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness!
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Psalm 143:1 NCV
Lord, hear my prayer; listen to my cry for mercy. Answer me because you are loyal and good.
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Psalm 143:1 NIRV
Lord, hear my prayer. Listen to my cry for your favor. You are faithful and right. Come and help me.
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Psalm 143:1 NIV
O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
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Psalm 143:1 NKJV
A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness.
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Psalm 143:1 NLT
A psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my plea! Answer me because you are faithful and righteous.
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Psalm 143:1 NRS
Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me in your righteousness.
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Psalm 143:1 RSV
A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications! In thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness!
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Psalm 143:1 DBY
{A Psalm of David.} Jehovah, hear my prayer; give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness.
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Psalm 143:1 MSG
Listen to this prayer of mine, God; pay attention to what I'm asking. Answer me - you're famous for your answers! Do what's right for me.
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Psalm 143:1 WBT
A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, [and] in thy righteousness.
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Psalm 143:1 TNIV
LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
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Psalm 143:1 WYC
The psalm of David. Lord, hear thou my prayer, with ears perceive thou my beseeching; in thy truth hear thou me, in thy rightwiseness. (The song of David. Lord, hear thou my prayer, and listen thou to my plea; and answer thou me in thy faithfulness, and in thy righteousness.)
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Psalm 143:1 YLT
A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, hear my prayer, Give ear unto my supplications, In Thy faithfulness answer me -- in Thy righteousness.
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Psalms 143 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 143

David complains of his enemies and distresses. (1-6) He prays for comfort, guidance, and deliverance. (7-12)

Verses 1-6 We have no righteousness of our own to plead, therefore must plead God's righteousness, and the word of promise which he has freely given us, and caused us to hope in. David, before he prays for the removal of his trouble, prays for the pardon of his sin, and depends upon mercy alone for it. He bemoans the weight upon his mind from outward troubles. But he looks back, and remembers God's former appearance for his afflicted people, and for him in particular. He looks round, and notices the works of God. The more we consider the power of God, the less we shall fear the face or force of man. He looks up with earnest desires towards God and his favour. This is the best course we can take, when our spirits are overwhelmed. The believer will not forget, that in his best actions he is a sinner. Meditation and prayer will recover us from distresses; and then the mourning soul strives to return to the Lord as the infant stretches out its hands to the indulgent mother, and thirsts for his consolations as the parched ground for refreshing rain.

Verses 7-12 David prays that God would be well pleased with him, and let him know that he was so. He pleads the wretchedness of his case, if God withdrew from him. But the night of distress and discouragement shall end in a morning of consolation and praise. He prays that he might be enlightened with the knowledge of God's will; and this is the first work of the Spirit. A good man does not ask the way in which is the most pleasant walking, but what is the right way. Not only show me what thy will is, but teach me how to do it. Those who have the Lord for their God, have his Spirit for their Guide; they are led by the Spirit. He prays that he might be enlivened to do God's will. But we should especially seek the destruction of our sins, our worst enemies, that we may be devotedly God's servants.

Psalms 143 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 143

Psalms 143:1-12 . In structure and style, like the preceding (Psalms 104-142), this Psalm is clearly evinced to be David's. It is a prayer for pardon, and for relief from enemies; afflictions, as usual, producing confession and penitence.

1. in thy faithfulness . . . and . . . righteousness--or, God's regard to the claims which He has permitted His people to make in His covenant.

2. enter . . . judgment--deal not in strict justice.
shall no . . . justified--or, "is no man justified," or "innocent" ( Job 14:3 , Romans 3:20 ).

3, 4. The exciting reason for his prayer--his afflictions--led to confession as just made: he now makes the complaint.
as those that have been long dead--deprived of life's comforts (compare Psalms 40:15 , 88:3-6 ).

5, 6. The distress is aggravated by the contrast of former comfort ( Psalms 22:3-5 ), for whose return he longs.
a thirsty land--which needs rain, as did his spirit God's gracious visits ( Psalms 28:1 , 89:17 ).

7. spirit faileth--is exhausted.

8. (Compare Psalms 25:1-4 , 59:16 ).
the way . . . walk--that is, the way of safety and righteousness ( Psalms 142:3-6 ).

9. (Compare Psalms 31:15-20 ).

10. (Compare Psalms 5:8 , 27:11 ).
land of uprightness--literally, "an even land" ( Psalms 26:12 ).

11. (Compare Psalms 23:3 , 119:156 ).

12. God's mercy to His people is often wrath to His and their enemies (compare Psalms 31:17 ).
thy servant--as chosen to be such, entitled to divine regard.