A psalm of David.

1 LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
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
References for Psalms 143:6
    • ƈ 143:6 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.