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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book V
 
CXLIII
 
Prayer for Deliverance and Guidance
 
 
A Psalm of David.
 
 
[1]  HEAR my prayer, O Jehovah; give ear to my supplications:
In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
[2]  And enter not into judgment with thy servant;
For in thy sight no man living is righteous.
[3]  For the enemy hath persecuted my soul;
He hath smitten my life down to the ground:
He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
[4]  Therefore is 1 my spirit overwhelmed within me;
My heart within me is desolate.
[5]  I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all thy doings;
I muse on the work of thy hands.
[6]  I spread forth my hands unto thee:
My soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land.  [Selah
[7]  Make haste to answer me, O Jehovah; my spirit faileth:
Hide not thy face from me,
Lest I become like them that go down into the pit.
[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 I lift up my soul unto thee.
[9]  Deliver me, O Jehovah, from mine enemies:
I 2 flee unto thee to hide me.
[10]  Teach me to do thy will;
For thou art my God:
Thy 3 Spirit is good;
Lead me in the 4 land of uprightness.
[11]  Quicken me, O Jehovah, for thy name’s sake:
In thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
[12]  And in thy lovingkindness cut off mine enemies,
And destroy all them that afflict my soul;
For I am thy servant.
 
Note 1. Or, my spirit fainteth. [back]
Note 2. Heb. Unto thee have I hidden. [back]
Note 3. Or, Let thy good Spirit lead me. [back]
Note 4. Or, a plain country. [back]
 

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