Amplified Bible

Psalm 143

Prayer for Help and Guidance.

A Psalm of David.

1Hear my prayer, O Lord,
Listen to my supplications!
Answer me in Your faithfulness, and in Your righteousness.

And do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight no man living is righteous or justified.

For the enemy has persecuted me,
He has crushed my life down to the ground;
He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have been long dead.

Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed and weak within me [wrapped in darkness];
My heart grows numb within me.


I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that You have done;
I ponder the work of Your hands.

I reach out my hands to You;
My throat thirsts for You, as a parched land [thirsts for water]. Selah.


Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails;
Do not hide Your face from me,
Or I will become like those who go down into the pit (grave).

Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For I trust in You.
Teach me the way in which I should walk,
For I lift up my soul to You.

Rescue me, O Lord, from my enemies;
I take refuge in You.

10 
Teach me to do Your will [so that I may please You],
For You are my God;
Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 
Save my life, O Lord, for Your name’s sake;
In Your righteousness bring my life out of trouble.
12 
In your lovingkindness, silence and destroy my enemies
And destroy all those who afflict my life,
For I am Your servant.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 143

求上帝拯救

大衛的詩。

1耶和華啊,求你垂聽我的禱告,
傾聽我的呼求,
求你憑你的信實和公義應允我的祈求。
求你不要審判你的僕人,
因為在你眼中沒有一個義人。
敵人迫害我,打垮我,
使我生活在黑暗中,
像死去很久的人。
我心力交瘁,驚恐萬分。
我想起遙遠的過去,
我思想你的一切作為,
回想你所做的事。
我舉手向你呼求,
我的心渴慕你如同乾旱之地渴慕甘霖。(細拉)

耶和華啊,求你快快應允我!
我已絕望,求你不要掩面不顧我,
不然我必和下墳墓的人無異。
求你讓我在清晨就聽見你的慈言愛語,
因為我信靠你;
求你指示我當走的路,
因為我的心仰望你。
耶和華啊,求你救我脫離仇敵,
我要到你那裡尋求庇護。
10 求你教導我遵行你的旨意,
因為你是我的上帝,
願你良善的靈引導我走平坦的路。
11 耶和華啊,
求你為自己名的緣故拯救我,
憑你的公義救我脫離患難。
12 求你剷除我的仇敵,
因為你愛我。
求你消滅一切迫害我的人,
因為我是你的僕人。