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Psalm 143

My Soul Thirsts for You
A Psalm of David.
1Hear my prayer, O Lord;
# Ps. 140:6 give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your #1 John 1:9; [Ps. 31:1]faithfulness answer me, in your #1 John 1:9; [Ps. 31:1]righteousness!
2 # [Job 14:3] Enter not into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous #Ps. 130:3; 1 Kgs. 8:46; Job 9:2; 15:14; 25:4; Eccles. 7:20; Rom. 3:23; 1 Cor. 4:4before you.
3For the enemy has pursued my soul;
# See Ps. 88:3-6 he has crushed my life to the ground;
# Lam. 3:6 he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4Therefore my spirit #See Ps. 77:3faints within me;
my heart within me is appalled.
5 # Ps. 77:5, 11 I remember the days of old;
# Ps. 77:12; 111:2 I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder the work of your hands.
6 # See Job 11:13 I stretch out my hands to you;
# Ps. 42:2 my soul thirsts for you like #[Ps. 63:1]a parched land. Selah
7 # Ps. 69:17; 102:2 Answer me quickly, O Lord!
# [Ps. 84:2] My spirit fails!
# Ps. 27:9 Hide not your face from me,
# Ps. 28:1; 88:4 lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
8 # [Ps. 90:14] Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I #Ps. 11:1; 25:2 trust.
# Ps. 25:4 Make me know the way I should go,
# Ps. 25:1 for to you I lift up my soul.
9 # Ps. 59:1; 142:6 Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!
I have fled to you for refuge.#143:9 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts To you I have covered
10 # [Ps. 119:12] Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God!
# Neh. 9:20 Let your good Spirit #See Ps. 23:3 lead me
on #Isa. 26:10; [Ps. 27:11]level ground!
11 # Ps. 23:3; 25:11 For your name’s sake, O Lord, #See Ps. 71:20 preserve my life!
In your righteousness #Ps. 142:7bring my soul out of trouble!
12And in your steadfast love you will #Ps. 54:5 cut off my enemies,
and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
for I am your #See Ps. 116:16servant.

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