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Psalm 143

A Psalm of David
1 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness and righteousness answer me.
2 Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no one living is just.
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 long dead.
4 Therefore my spirit is faint 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 works of Your hands.
6 I have spread my hands toward You; my soul is like a weary land. Selah
7 Answer me speedily, O Jehovah; my spirit wastes away! Do not hide Your face from me, lest I be like those who 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 in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul unto You.
9 Rescue me, O Jehovah, from my enemies; in You I have taken cover.
10 Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me into the land of uprightness.
11 Revive me, O Jehovah, for Your name's sake! For Your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of distress.
12 In Your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul; for I am Your servant.
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