Psalms 143

A Psalm of Dawid.

1 Hear my prayer, O יהוה, give ear to my supplications; in Your faithfulness answer me, and in Your righteousness.

2 And enter not into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight shall no man living be justified.

3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your works; I muse on the work of your hands.

6 I stretch forth my hands unto You; my soul thirsteth after You, as a thirsty land. Selah.

7 Hear me speedily, O יהוה; my spirit faileth; hide not Your face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

8 Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto You.

9 Deliver me, O יהוה, from mine enemies; I flee unto You to hide me.

10 Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God (Elohim); Your Spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

11 Quicken me, O יהוה, for Your name’s sake; for Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.

12 And of Your mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul; for I am Your servant.