The Message

Psalm 143

A David Psalm

11-2 Listen to this prayer of mine, God;
    pay attention to what I’m asking.
Answer me—you’re famous for your answers!
    Do what’s right for me.
But don’t, please don’t, haul me into court;
    not a person alive would be acquitted there.

3-6 The enemy hunted me down;
    he kicked me and stomped me within an inch of my life.
He put me in a black hole,
    buried me like a corpse in that dungeon.
I sat there in despair, my spirit draining away,
    my heart heavy, like lead.
I remembered the old days,
    went over all you’ve done, pondered the ways you’ve worked,
Stretched out my hands to you,
    as thirsty for you as a desert thirsty for rain.

7-10 Hurry with your answer, God!
    I’m nearly at the end of my rope.
Don’t turn away; don’t ignore me!
    That would be certain death.
If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice,
    I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you.
Point out the road I must travel;
    I’m all ears, all eyes before you.
Save me from my enemies, God
    you’re my only hope!
Teach me how to live to please you,
    because you’re my God.
Lead me by your blessed Spirit
    into cleared and level pastureland.

11-12 Keep up your reputation, God—give me life!
    In your justice, get me out of this trouble!
In your great love, vanquish my enemies;
    make a clean sweep of those who harass me.
And why? Because I’m your servant.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 143

求上帝拯救

大卫的诗。

1耶和华啊,求你垂听我的祷告,
倾听我的呼求,
求你凭你的信实和公义应允我的祈求。
求你不要审判你的仆人,
因为在你眼中没有一个义人。
敌人迫害我,打垮我,
使我生活在黑暗中,
像死去很久的人。
我心力交瘁,惊恐万分。
我想起遥远的过去,
我思想你的一切作为,
回想你所做的事。
我举手向你呼求,
我的心渴慕你如同干旱之地渴慕甘霖。(细拉)

耶和华啊,求你快快应允我!
我已绝望,求你不要掩面不顾我,
不然我必和下坟墓的人无异。
求你让我在清晨就听见你的慈言爱语,
因为我信靠你;
求你指示我当走的路,
因为我的心仰望你。
耶和华啊,求你救我脱离仇敌,
我要到你那里寻求庇护。
10 求你教导我遵行你的旨意,
因为你是我的上帝,
愿你良善的灵引导我走平坦的路。
11 耶和华啊,
求你为自己名的缘故拯救我,
凭你的公义救我脱离患难。
12 求你铲除我的仇敌,
因为你爱我。
求你消灭一切迫害我的人,
因为我是你的仆人。