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Psalm 143 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Cry for Help

A psalm of David.

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LORD, hear my prayer.

In your faithfulness listen to my plea,

and in your righteousness answer me.

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Do not bring your servant into judgment,

for no one alive is righteous in your sight.

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For the enemy has pursued me,

crushing me to the ground,

making me live in darkness

like those long dead.

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My spirit is weak within me;

my heart is overcome with dismay.

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I remember the days of old;

I meditate on all you have done;

I reflect on the work of your hands.

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I spread out my hands to you;

I am like parched land before you.Selah

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Answer me quickly, LORD;

my spirit fails.

Don’t hide your face from me,

or I will be like those

going down to the Pit.

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Let me experience

your faithful love in the morning,

for I trust in you.

Reveal to me the way I should go

because I appeal to you.

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Rescue me from my enemies, LORD;

I come to you for protection.[fn]

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Teach me to do your will,

for you are my God.

May your gracious Spirit

lead me on level ground.

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For your name’s sake, LORD,

let me live.

In your righteousness deliver me from trouble,

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and in your faithful love destroy my enemies.

Wipe out all those who attack me,

for I am your servant.

CSB Footnotes
One Hb ms, LXX; some Hb mss read I cover myself to you

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