Psalm 143 NIV

A psalm of David.

1 LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.

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2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.

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3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead.

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4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.

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5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.

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6 I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land.a

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    • ƈ 143:6 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
      7 Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.

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      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 entrust my life.

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      9 Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in you.

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      10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

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      11 For your name’s sake, LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.

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      12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.

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