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Psalm 143 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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An Earnest Appeal for Guidance and Deliverance

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:1 - A Psalm of David.

Hear my prayer, O LORD,
Give ear to my supplications!
In Your faithfulness answer me,
And in Your righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:2 - Do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight no one living is righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:3 - For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
He has crushed my life to the ground;
He has made me dwell in darkness,
Like those who have long been dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:4 - Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart within me is distressed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:5 - I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all Your works;
I muse on the work of Your hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:6 - I spread out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:7 - Answer me speedily, O LORD;
My spirit fails!
Do not hide Your face from me,
Lest I be like those who go down into the pit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:8 - Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For I lift up my soul to You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:9 - Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies;
In You I take shelter.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:10 - Teach me to do Your will,
For You are my God;
Your Spirit is good.
Lead me in the land of uprightness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:11 - Revive me, O LORD, for Your name’s sake!
For Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:12 - In Your mercy cut off my enemies,
And destroy all those who afflict my soul;
For I am Your servant.
NKJV Footnotes
Septuagint and Vulgate read To You I flee.
NKJV

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