143:1 A Psalm of David. O the Lord, hear my prayer, give ear to my supplications; in Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness.
143:2 And enter not into judgment with Thy servant; for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.
143:3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath crushed my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
143:4 And my spirit fainteth within me; my heart within me is appalled.
143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Thy doing; I muse on the work of Thy hands.
143:6 I spread forth my hands unto Thee; my soul thirsteth after Thee, as a weary land. Selah
143:7 Answer me speedily, O the Lord, my spirit faileth; hide not Thy face from me; lest I become like them that go down into the pit.
143:8 Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning, for in Thee do I trust; cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for unto Thee have I lifted up my soul.
143:9 Deliver me from mine enemies, O the Lord; with Thee have I hidden myself.
143:10 Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God; let Thy good spirit lead me in an even land.
143:11 For Thy name's sake, O the Lord, quicken me; in Thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
143:12 And in Thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that harass my soul; for I am Thy servant.