Old Testament Psalms Chapter 143

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

David prays for favor in judgment-He meditates on the Lord's works and trusts in him.

A Psalm of David.

 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy afaithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

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

 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.

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

 5 I remember the days of old; I ameditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

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

 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 apit.

 8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the away wherein I should walk; for I blift up my soul unto thee.

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

 10 Teach me to do thy awill; for thou art my God: thy bspirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

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

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