Psalm 143 TNIV

A psalm of David."

1 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 the 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; I thirst for you like a parched land.a

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    • a 143:6 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
      7 Answer me quickly,12 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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      8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,15 for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way16 I should go, for to you I entrust my life.17

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      9 Rescue me18 from my enemies,19 LORD, for I hide myself in you.

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      10 Teach me20 to do your will, for you are my God;21 may your good Spirit lead22 me on level ground.23

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      11 For your name's sake,24 LORD, preserve my life;25 in your righteousness,26 bring me out of trouble.

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      12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;27 destroy all my foes,28 for I am your servant.29

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