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Psalms 143

Psalms 143:1  
Hear my prayer, Yahweh. Listen to my petitions. In your faithfulness and righteousness, relieve me.

Psalms 143:2  
Don’t enter into judgment with your servant, for in your sight no man living is righteous.

Psalms 143:3  
For the enemy pursues my soul. He has struck my life down to the ground. He has made me live in dark places, as those who have been long dead.

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

Psalms 143:5  
I remember the days of old. I meditate on all your doings. I contemplate the work of your hands.

Psalms 143:6  
I spread out my hands to you. My soul thirsts for you, like a parched land. Selah.

Psalms 143:7  
Hurry to answer me, Yahweh. My spirit fails. Don’t hide your face from me, so that I don’t become like those who go down into the pit.

Psalms 143:8  
Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning, for I trust in you. Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to you.

Psalms 143:9  
Deliver me, Yahweh, from my enemies. I flee to you to hide me.

Psalms 143:10  
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.

Psalms 143:11  
Revive me, Yahweh, for your name’s sake. In your righteousness, bring my soul out of trouble.

Psalms 143:12  
In your loving kindness, cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am your servant.


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