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Psalm 143

A Psalm of David.

Hear my prayer, O Lord,

aGive ear to my supplications:

bIn thy faithfulness answer me, and bin thy righteousness.

And center not into judgment with thy servant:

For din thy sight shall no man living be justified.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul;

He hath smitten my life down to the ground;

He hath made me to dwell ein darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Therefore fis my spirit overwhelmed within me;

My heart within me gis desolate.

hI remember ithe days of old;

I meditate on all thy jkworks;

I muse on kthe work of thy hands.

lI stretch forth my hands unto thee:

mMy soul nthirsteth after thee, oas a thirsty land. Selah.

pHear me speedily, O Lord: qmy spirit faileth:

prHide not thy face from me,

s||Lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness tin the morning;

For uin thee do I trust:

wCause me to know the way wherein I should walk;

For xI lift up my soul unto thee.

yDeliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies:

I flee unto thee to hide me.

10  zTeach me to do athy will; for thou art my God:

bThy spirit is good; clead me into dthe land of uprightness.

11  eQuicken me, O Lord, ffor thy name’s sake:

For thy righteousness’ sake gbring my soul out of trouble.

12  And of thy mercy hcut off mine enemies,

And destroy all them that afflict my soul:

For iI am thy servant.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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