Psalms Chapter 143 |
1A psalm of David.
O Lord, hear my prayer;
give ear to my plea, as You are faithful;
answer me, as You are beneficent.
2Do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
for before You no creature is in the right.
3My foe hounded me;
he crushed me to the ground;
he made me dwell in darkness
like those long dead.
4My spirit failed within me;
my mind was numbed with horror.
5Then I thought of the days of old;
I rehearsed all Your deeds,
recounted the work of Your hands.
6I stretched out my hands to You,
longing for You like thirsty earth. Selah.
7Answer me quickly, O Lord;
my spirit can endure no more.
Do not hide Your face from me,
or I shall become like those who descend into the Pit.
8Let me learn of Your faithfulness by daybreak,
for in You I trust;
let me know the road I must take,
for on You I have set my hope.
9Save me from my foes, O Lord;
to You I look for cover.
10Teach me to do Your will,
for You are my God.
Let Your gracious spirit lead me
on level ground.
11For the sake of Your name, O Lord, preserve me;
as You are beneficent, free me from distress.
12As You are faithful, put an end to my foes;
destroy all my mortal enemies,
for I am Your servant.