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A Psalm of David.
1Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. 2And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. 3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground: he hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead. 4Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. 5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy doings: I muse on the work of thy hands. 6I spread forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land. Selah 7Make haste to answer me, O Lord; my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me; lest I become like them that go down into the pit. 8Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. 9Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. 10Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me in the land of uprightness. 11Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake: in thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. 12And in thy lovingkindness cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul; for I am thy servant.
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