143:1 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah; 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 no man living is righteous.
143:3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; He hath smitten my life down to the ground: He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
143:4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; My heart within me is desolate.
143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy doings; 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 Make haste to answer me, O Jehovah; 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 I lift up my soul unto thee.
143:9 Deliver me, O Jehovah, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
143:10 Teach me to do thy will; For thou art my God: Thy Spirit is good; Lead me in the land of uprightness.
143:11 Quicken me, O Jehovah, for thy name's sake: In thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
143:12 And in thy lovingkindness cut off mine enemies, And destroy all them that afflict my soul; For I am thy servant. Psalm 144 `A Psalm' of David.