Compare Translations for Psalm 143:2

Psalm 143:2 ASV
And enter not into judgment with thy servant; For in thy sight no man living is righteous.
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Psalm 143:2 BBE
Let not your servant come before you to be judged; for no man living is upright in your eyes.
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Psalm 143:2 CEB
Please don't bring your servant to judgment, because no living thing is righteous before you.
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Psalm 143:2 CJB
Don't bring your servant to trial, since in your sight no one alive would be considered righteous.
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Psalm 143:2 RHE
(142-2) And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no man living shall be justified.
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Psalm 143:2 ESV
Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
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Psalm 143:2 GW
Do not take me to court for judgment, because there is no one alive who is righteous in your presence.
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Psalm 143:2 GNT
Don't put me, your servant, on trial; no one is innocent in your sight.
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Psalm 143:2 HNV
Don't enter into judgment with your servant, For in your sight no man living is righteous.
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Psalm 143:2 CSB
Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous in Your sight.
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Psalm 143:2 KJV
And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified .
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Psalm 143:2 LEB
And do not enter into judgment with your servant, because no one alive [is] righteous before you.
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Psalm 143:2 NAS
And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.
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Psalm 143:2 NCV
Don't judge me, your servant, because no one alive is right before you.
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Psalm 143:2 NIRV
Don't take me to court and judge me, because in your eyes no living person does what is right.
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Psalm 143:2 NIV
Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
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Psalm 143:2 NKJV
Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no one living is righteous.
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Psalm 143:2 NLT
Don't bring your servant to trial! Compared to you, no one is perfect.
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Psalm 143:2 NRS
Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
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Psalm 143:2 RSV
Enter not into judgment with thy servant; for no man living is righteous before thee.
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Psalm 143:2 DBY
And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for in thy sight no man living shall be justified.
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Psalm 143:2 MSG
But don't, please don't, haul me into court; not a person alive would be acquitted there.
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Psalm 143:2 WBT
And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
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Psalm 143:2 TMB
And enter not into judgment with Thy servant, for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.
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Psalm 143:2 TNIV
Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
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Psalm 143:2 WEB
Don't enter into judgment with your servant, For in your sight no man living is righteous.
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Psalm 143:2 WYC
And enter thou not into doom with thy servant; for each man living shall not be made just in thy sight. (And enter thou not into the judgement of thy servant; for no one living can be made right, or justified, before thee.)
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Psalm 143:2 YLT
And enter not into judgment with Thy servant, For no one living is justified before Thee.
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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.