Psalm 143:1-7 NIV

A psalm of David.

1 O LORD, hear my prayer,1 listen to my cry for mercy;2 in your faithfulness3 and righteousness4 come to my relief.

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2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous5 before you.

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3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness6 like those long dead.7

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4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.8

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5 I remember9 the days of long ago; I meditate10 on all your works and consider what your hands have done.

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6 I spread out my hands11 to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"

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7 Answer me quickly,12 O LORD; my spirit fails.13 Do not hide your face14 from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.

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