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Psalm 143 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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My Soul Thirsts for You

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:1 - A Psalm of David.
Hear my prayer, O LORD;
give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:2 - Enter not into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous before you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:3 - For the enemy has pursued my soul;
he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:4 - Therefore my spirit faints within me;
my heart within me is appalled.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:5 - I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder the work of your hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:6 - I stretch out my hands to you;
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:7 - Answer me quickly, O LORD!
My spirit fails!
Hide not your face from me,
lest I be like those who go down to the pit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:8 - Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:9 - Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD!
I have fled to you for refuge.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:10 - Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
on level ground!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:11 - For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life!
In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:12 - And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,
and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
for I am your servant.
ESV Footnotes
One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts To you I have covered
ESV

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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