New International Reader's Version

Psalm 143

Psalm 143

A psalm of David.

Lord, hear my prayer.
    Listen to my cry for mercy.
You are faithful and right.
    Come and help me.
Don’t take me to court and judge me,
    because in your eyes no living person does what is right.

My enemies chase me.
    They crush me down to the ground.
They make me live in the darkness
    like those who died long ago.
So I grow weak.
    Deep down inside me, I’m afraid.

I remember what happened long ago.
    I spend time thinking about all your acts.
    I consider what your hands have done.
I spread out my hands to you in prayer.
    I’m thirsty for you, just as dry ground is thirsty for rain.

Lord, answer me quickly.
    I’m growing weak.
Don’t turn your face away from me,
    or I will be like those who go down into the grave.
In the morning let me hear about your faithful love,
    because I’ve put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should live,
    because I trust you with my life.
Lord, save me from my enemies,
    because I go to you for safety.
10 Teach me to do what you want,
    because you are my God.
May your good Spirit
    lead me on a level path.

11 Lord, bring yourself honor by keeping me alive.
    Because you do what is right, get me out of trouble.
12 Because your love is faithful, put an end to my enemies.
    Destroy all of them, because I serve you.

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。