Psalm 143:1-Psalm 144:1 - A Cry For Help

1 O Yahweh, hear my prayer; listen to my supplications. In your faithfulness answer me, [and] in your righteousness. 2 And do not enter into judgment with your servant, because no one alive [is] righteous before you.

3 For [the] enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground. He has made me dwell in dark places like [those] long dead. 4 And [so] my spirit grows faint within me; my heart {within} me is desolate.

5 I remember [the] days of long ago; I meditate on all your doings. I muse on the labor of your hands. 6 I stretch out my hands to you; my soul [longs] for you like a dry land. Selah

7 Quickly answer me, O Yahweh; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me, or I will become like [those] descending to [the] pit. 8 Cause me to hear your loyal love in the morning, for I trust you. Cause me to know the way that I should go, for I lift up my soul to you. 9 Deliver me from my enemies, O Yahweh. I take refuge in you. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you [are] my God; your Spirit [is] good. Lead me onto level ground.

11 For your name's sake, O Yahweh, preserve my life; in your righteousness bring me out of trouble. 12 And in your loyal love destroy my enemies, and exterminate all [the] adversaries of my soul, for I [am] your servant.

1 Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, the one who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war--