Bible: Psalm 143

Psalm 143 1 

143:1 A psalm of David.

O Lord, hear my prayer!

Pay attention to my plea for help!

Because of your faithfulness and justice, answer me!

143:2 Do not sit in judgment on 2  your servant,

for no one alive is innocent before you. 3 

143:3 Certainly 4  my enemies 5  chase me.

They smash me into the ground. 6 

They force me to live 7  in dark regions, 8 

like those who have been dead for ages.

143:4 My strength leaves me; 9 

I am absolutely shocked. 10 

143:5 I recall the old days; 11 

I meditate on all you have done;

I reflect on your accomplishments. 12 

143:6 I spread my hands out to you in prayer; 13 

my soul thirsts for you in a parched 14  land. 15 

143:7 Answer me quickly, Lord!

My strength is fading. 16 

Do not reject me, 17 

or I will join 18  those descending into the grave. 19 

143:8 May I hear about your loyal love in the morning, 20 

for I trust in you.

Show me the way I should go, 21 

because I long for you. 22 

143:9 Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord!

I run to you for protection. 23 

143:10 Teach me to do what pleases you, 24 

for you are my God.

May your kind presence 25 

lead me 26  into a level land. 27 

143:11 O Lord, for the sake of your reputation, 28  revive me! 29 

Because of your justice, rescue me from trouble! 30 

143:12 As a demonstration of your loyal love, 31  destroy my enemies!

Annihilate 32  all who threaten my life, 33 

for I am your servant.

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