PSALM 143:3-9; 8-12

PSALM 143:3-9:

A (3) For THE ENEMY hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

B (4) Therefore is MY SPIRIT overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

C (5) I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work OF THY HANDS.

C1 (6) I stretch forth MY HANDS unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

B1 (7 8) Hear me speedily, O Yahweh: MY SPIRIT faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. 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.

A1 (9) Deliver me, O Yahweh, from MINE ENEMIES: I flee unto thee to hide me.

PSALM 143:8-12:

A (8) Cause me to hear THY LOVINGKINDNESS <02617> in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk;

B (8) for I lift up MY SOUL unto thee.

C (9) Deliver me, O YAHWEH, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

D (10) Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

C1 (11) Quicken me, O YAHWEH, for thy name’s sake:

B1 (11) for thy righteousness’ sake bring MY SOUL out of trouble.

A1 (12) And OF THY MERCY <02617> cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

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