|Ps 143:1 Hear my prayer, O LORD,
Give ear to my supplications!
Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness!
|Ps 143:2 And do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight no man living is righteous.
|Ps 143:3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
He has crushed my life to the ground;
He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.
|Ps 143:4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart is appalled within me.
|Ps 143:5 ¶ I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all Your doings;
I muse on the work of Your hands.
|Ps 143:6 I stretch out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.
|Ps 143:7 ¶ Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails;
Do not hide Your face from me,
Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.
|Ps 143:8 Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul.
|Ps 143:9 Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies;
I take refuge in You.
|Ps 143:10 ¶ Teach me to do Your will,
For You are my God;
Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
|Ps 143:11 For the sake of Your name, O LORD, revive me.
In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
|Ps 143:12 And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies
And destroy all those who afflict my soul,
For I am Your servant.