Tehillim - Psalms 143

1A Psalm of David.

O Lord, hear my prayer, give ear to my supplications;In Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness.

2And enter not into judgment with Thy servant;For in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.
3For 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.
4And my spirit fainteth within me;My heart within me is appalled.
5I remember the days of old;I meditate on all Thy doing;I muse on the work of Thy hands.
6I spread forth my hands unto Thee;My soul [thirsteth] after Thee, as a weary land.Selah
7Answer me speedily, O Lord,My spirit faileth;Hide not Thy face from me;Lest I become like them that go down into the pit.
8Cause 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.
9Deliver me from mine enemies, O Lord;With Thee have I hidden myself.
10Teach me to do Thy will,For Thou art my God;Let Thy good spiritLead me in an even land.
11For Thy name’s sake, O Lord, quicken me;In Thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
12And in Thy mercy cut off mine enemies,And destroy all them that harass my soul;For I am Thy servant.