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World English Bible

Psalm 143 (WEBP)

[1] Hear my prayer, Yahweh. Listen to my petitions. In your faithfulness and righteousness, relieve me.
[2] Don’t enter into judgment with your servant, for in your sight no man living is righteous.
[3] For the enemy pursues my soul. He has struck my life down to the ground. He has made me live in dark places, as those who have been long dead.
[4] Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me. My heart within me is desolate.
[5] I remember the days of old. I meditate on all your doings. I contemplate the work of your hands.
[6] I spread out my hands to you. My soul thirsts for you, like a parched land. Selah.
[7] Hurry to answer me, Yahweh. My spirit fails. Don’t hide your face from me, so that I don’t become like those who go down into the pit.
[8] Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning, for I trust in you. Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to you.
[9] Deliver me, Yahweh, from my enemies. I flee to you to hide me.
[10] Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.
[11] Revive me, Yahweh, for your name’s sake. In your righteousness, bring my soul out of trouble.
[12] In your loving kindness, cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul, for I am your servant.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 143 (KJVS)

[1] «A Psalm H4210 of David H1732.» Hear H8085 (8798) my prayer H8605, O LORD H3068, give ear H238 (8685) to my supplications H8469: in thy faithfulness H530 answer H6030 (8798) me, [and] in thy righteousness H6666.
[2] And enter H935 (8799) not into judgment H4941 with thy servant H5650: for in thy sight H6440 shall no man living H2416 be justified H6663 (8799).
[3] For the enemy H341 (8802) hath persecuted H7291 (8804) my soul H5315; he hath smitten H1792 my life H2416 down H1792 (8765) to the ground H776; he hath made me to dwell H3427 (8689) in darkness H4285, as those that have been long H5769 dead H4191 (8801).
[4] Therefore is my spirit H7307 overwhelmed H5848 (8691) within me; my heart H3820 within H8432 me is desolate H8074 (8709).
[5] I remember H2142 (8804) the days H3117 of old H6924; I meditate H1897 (8804) on all thy works H6467; I muse H7878 (8787) on the work H4639 of thy hands H3027.
[6] I stretch forth H6566 (8765) my hands H3027 unto thee: my soul H5315 [thirsteth] after thee, as a thirsty H5889 land H776. Selah H5542.
[7] Hear H6030 (8798) me speedily H4118, O LORD H3068: my spirit H7307 faileth H3615 (8804): hide H5641 (8686) not thy face H6440 from me, lest I be like H4911 (8738) unto them that go down H3381 (8802) into the pit H953.
[8] Cause me to hear H8085 (8685) thy lovingkindness H2617 in the morning H1242; for in thee do I trust H982 (8804): cause me to know H3045 (8685) the way H1870 wherein H2098 I should walk H3212 (8799); for I lift up H5375 (8804) my soul H5315 unto thee.
[9] Deliver H5337 (8685) me, O LORD H3068, from mine enemies H341 (8802): I flee unto thee to hide H3680 (8765) me.
[10] Teach H3925 (8761) me to do H6213 (8800) thy will H7522; for thou [art] my God H430: thy spirit H7307 [is] good H2896; lead H5148 (8686) me into the land H776 of uprightness H4334.
[11] Quicken H2421 (8762) me, O LORD H3068, for thy name’s H8034 sake: for thy righteousness H6666’ sake bring H3318 (8686) my soul H5315 out of trouble H6869.
[12] And of thy mercy H2617 cut off H6789 (8686) mine enemies H341 (8802), and destroy H6 (8689) all them that afflict H6887 (8802) my soul H5315: for I [am] thy servant H5650.

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 143 (YLT)

[1] O Jehovah, hear my prayer, Give ear unto my supplications, In Thy faithfulness answer me-in Thy righteousness.
[2] And enter not into judgment with Thy servant, For no one living is justified before Thee.
[3] For an enemy hath pursued my soul, He hath bruised to the earth my life, He hath caused me to dwell in dark places, As the dead of old.
[4] And my spirit in me is become feeble, Within me is my heart become desolate.
[5] I have remembered days of old, I have meditated on all Thine acts, On the work of Thy hand I muse.
[6] I have spread forth my hands unto Thee, My soul is as a weary land for Thee. Selah.
[7] Haste, answer me, O Jehovah, My spirit hath been consumed, Hide not Thou Thy face from me, Or I have been compared with those going down to the pit.
[8] Cause me to hear in the morning Thy kindness, For in Thee I have trusted, Cause me to know the way that I go, For unto Thee I have lifted up my soul.
[9] Deliver me from mine enemies, O Jehovah, Near Thee I am covered.
[10] Teach me to do Thy good pleasure, For Thou art my God-Thy Spirit is good, Lead me into a land of uprightness.
[11] For Thy name’s sake O Jehovah, Thou dost quicken me, In Thy righteousness, Thou bringest out from distress my soul,
[12] And in Thy kindness cuttest off mine enemies, And hast destroyed all the adversaries of my soul, For I am Thy servant!