The Book of Psalms

Chapter 143

American Standard Version

Ps 143:1Hear my prayer, O Jehovah; give ear to my supplications: In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
Ps 143:2And enter not into judgment with thy servant; For in thy sight no man living is righteous.
Ps 143:3For 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.
Ps 143:4Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; My heart within me is desolate.
Ps 143:5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy doings; I muse on the work of thy hands.
Ps 143:6I spread forth my hands unto thee: My soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land. Selah
Ps 143:7Make haste to answer me, O Jehovah; my spirit faileth: Hide not thy face from me, Lest I become like them that go down into the pit.
Ps 143:8Cause 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.
Ps 143:9Deliver me, O Jehovah, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
Ps 143:10Teach me to do thy will; For thou art my God: Thy Spirit is good; Lead me in the land of uprightness.
Ps 143:11Quicken me, O Jehovah, for thy name's sake: In thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
Ps 143:12And in thy lovingkindness cut off mine enemies, And destroy all them that afflict my soul; For I am thy servant. A Psalm of David.