Psalm 143 ©

1 David prayeth to be considered with favour in judgment: 3 his griefs caused by his enemy's persecution: 5 he strengtheneth his faith by meditation and prayer: 7 he prayeth for speedy help and deliverance, 10 for God's guidance and support, 12 and destruction of his enemies.


A Psalm of David.


HEAR amy prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: bin thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.


And center not into judgment with thy servant: for din thy sight shall no man living be justified.


For ethe 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.


fTherefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.


I gremember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.


I hstretch forth my hands unto thee: imy soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.


jHear me speedily, O LORD: kmy spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, 1lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.


lCause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: mcause me to know the way wherein I should walk; nfor I lift up my soul unto thee.


oDeliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: pI flee 2unto thee to hide me.


qTeach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: rthy spirit is good; lead me into the sland of uprightness.


t*Quicken me, O LORD, ufor thy name's sake: vfor thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.


And wof thy mercy xcut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: yfor I am thy servant.