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Psalm 143 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:1 - A psalm of David. LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:2 - Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:3 - The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:4 - So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:5 - I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:6 - I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:7 - Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:8 - Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:9 - Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:10 - Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:11 - For your name’s sake, LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:12 - In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.
NIV Footnotes
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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