143:1  A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, hear my prayer, Give ear unto my supplications, In Thy faithfulness answer me -- in Thy righteousness.

143:2  And enter not into judgment with Thy servant, For no one living is justified before Thee.

143:3  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.

143:4  And my spirit in me is become feeble, Within me is my heart become desolate.

143:5  I have remembered days of old, I have meditated on all Thine acts, On the work of Thy hand I muse.

143:6  I have spread forth my hands unto Thee, My soul `is' as a weary land for Thee. Selah.

143:7  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.

143:8  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.

143:9  Deliver me from mine enemies, O Jehovah, Near Thee I am covered.

143:10  Teach me to do Thy good pleasure, For Thou `art' my God -- Thy Spirit `is' good, Lead me into a land of uprightness.

143:11  For Thy name's sake O Jehovah, Thou dost quicken me, In Thy righteousness, Thou bringest out from distress my soul,

143:12  And in Thy kindness cuttest off mine enemies, And hast destroyed all the adversaries of my soul, For I `am' Thy servant!