Psalms 143
A Psalm of David.
1Hear my prayer, O Lord;
give ear to my supplications!
In thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness!
2 # Ps 130.3; Rom 3.20; Gal 2.16. Enter not into judgment with thy servant;
for no man living is righteous before thee.
3For the enemy has pursued me;
he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4Therefore my spirit faints within me;
my heart within me is appalled.
5I remember the days of old,
I meditate on all that thou hast done;
I muse on what thy hands have wrought.
6I stretch out my hands to thee;
my soul thirsts for thee like a parched land. Selah
7Make haste to answer me, O Lord!
My spirit fails!
Hide not thy face from me,
lest I be like those who go down to the Pit.
8Let me hear in the morning of thy steadfast love,
for in thee I put my trust.
Teach me the way I should go,
for to thee I lift up my soul.
9Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies!
I have fled to thee for refuge!#143.9 One Heb Ms Gk: Heb to thee I have hidden
10Teach me to do thy will,
for thou art my God!
Let thy good spirit lead me
on a level path!
11For thy name's sake, O Lord, preserve my life!
In thy righteousness bring me out of trouble!
12And in thy steadfast love cut off my enemies,
and destroy all my adversaries,
for I am thy servant.

Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America

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