143:1 A Psalm of David. O the Lord, hear my prayer, 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 shall no man living be justified.

143:3 For 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.

143:4 And my spirit fainteth within me; my heart within me is appalled.

143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Thy doing; 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 Answer me speedily, O the Lord, 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 unto Thee have I lifted up my soul.

143:9 Deliver me from mine enemies, O the Lord; with Thee have I hidden myself.

143:10 Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God; let Thy good spirit lead me in an even land.

143:11 For Thy name's sake, O the Lord, quicken me; in Thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.

143:12 And in Thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that harass my soul; for I am Thy servant.

Hebrew Transliteration

143:1 mizmor ledhâvidh Adonay shema` tephillâthiy ha'aziynâh'el-tachanunay be'emunâthekha `anêniy betsidhqâthekha

143:2 ve'al-tâbho'bhemishpâth 'eth-`abhdekha kiy lo'-yitsdaq lephâneykha khol-chây

143:3 kiy râdhaph'oyêbh naphshiy dikkâ' lâ'ârets chayyâthiy hoshiybhaniy bhemachashakkiymkemêthêy `olâm

143:4 vattith`athêph `âlay ruchiy bethokhiy yishtomêm libbiy

143:5 zâkhartiy yâmiym miqqedhem hâghiythiy bhekhol-po`olekha bema`asêhyâdheykha 'asochêach

143:6 pêrastiy yâdhay 'êleykha naphshiy ke'erets-`ayêphâhlekha selâh

143:7 mahêr `anêniy Adonay kâlthâh ruchiy 'al-tastêrpâneykha mimmenniy venimshaltiy `im-yoredhêy bhor

143:8 hashmiy`êniybhabboqer chasdekha kiy-bhekha bhâthâchtiy hodhiy`êniy derekh-zu 'êlêkhkiy-'êleykha nâsâ'thiy naphshiy

143:9 hatsiylêniy mê'oyebhay Adonay'êleykha khissithiy

143:10 lammedhêniy la`asoth retsonekha kiy-'attâh 'elohâyruchakha thobhâh tanchêniy be'erets miyshor

143:11 lema`an-shimkha Adonaytechayyêniy betsidhqâthkha thotsiy' mitsârâh naphshiy

143:12 ubhechasdekha tatsmiyth'oyebhây veha'abhadhtâ kol-tsorarêy naphshiy kiy 'aniy `abhdekha

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