Psalm 143

Psalm 143

1: Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

2: And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy 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 thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

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

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

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 I lift up my soul unto thee.

9: Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

10: Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

11: Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

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


praying to the LORD who hears me and answers

meditating on God's works: I muse on the works of God's hands

stretching forth my hands unto God

listening for God's lovingkindness in the morning

trusting in the LORD

lifting up my soul unto the LORD

delivered by the LORD

fleeing unto the LORD who hides me

asking the LORD to teach me to do his will 

Return to Psalm 142 from Psalm 143

Go to Psalm 144 from Psalm 143

Return to Psalms Books from Psalm 143

Return to Home Page from Psalm 143

New! Comments

Have something to say about what you just read? Leave me a comment in the box below.
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.