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Psalms 143

Psalms 143:1  
A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

Psalms 143:2  
And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

Psalms 143:3  
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Psalms 143:4  
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

Psalms 143:5  
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

Psalms 143:6  
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

Psalms 143:7  
Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Psalms 143:8  
Cause 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.

Psalms 143:9  
Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

Psalms 143:10  
Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Psalms 143:11  
Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

Psalms 143:12  
And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.


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