143 1 An earnest prayer for remission of sins, acknowledging that the enemies did thus cruelly persecute him by God’s just judgment. 8 He desireth to be restored to grace, 10 To be governeth by his holy Spirit, that he may spend the remnant of his life in the true fear and service of God.
A Psalm of David.
1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hearken unto my supplication: answer me in thy [a]truth, and in thy [b]righteousness.
2 (And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy [c]sight shall none that liveth, be justified.)
3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul: he hath smitten my life down to the earth: he hath laid me in the darkness, as they that have been dead [d]long ago:
4 And my spirit was in perplexity in me, and mine [e]heart within me was amazed.
5 Yet do I remember the time [f]past: I meditate in all thy works, yea, I do meditate in the works of thine hands.
6 I stretch forth mine hands unto thee: my soul desireth after thee, as the thirsty land. Selah.
7 Hear me speedily, O Lord, for my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, else I shall be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8 Let me hear thy loving-kindness in the [g]morning, for in thee is my trust; [h]show me the way, that I should walk in, for I lift up my soul unto thee.
9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: for[i]I hid me with thee.
10 [j]Teach me to [k]do thy will, for thou art my God: let thy good Spirit lead me unto the land of righteousness.
11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy Name’s sake, and for thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And for thy mercy [l]slay mine enemies, and destroy all them that oppress my soul: for I am thy [m]servant.
Psalm 143:1That is, as thou hast promised to be faithful in thy promise to all that trust in thee.
Psalm 143:1That is, according to thy free goodness, whereby thou defendest thine.
Psalm 143:2He know that his afflictions were God’s messengers to call him to repentance for his sins, though toward his enemies he was innocent, and that in God’s sight all men are sinners.
Psalm 143:3He acknowledgeth that God is the only and true physician and heal him: and that he is able to raise him to life, though he were dead long ago, and turned to ashes.
Psalm 143:4So that only by faith and by the grace of God’s Spirit was he upheld.
Psalm 143:5To wit, thy great benefits of old, and the manifold examples of thy favor towards thine.
Psalm 143:8Let thine holy Spirit counsel me how to come forth of these great cares and troubles.
Psalm 143:9I hid myself under the shadow of thy wings that I might be defended by thy power.
Psalm 143:10He confesseth that both the knowledge and obedience of God’s will cometh by the Spirit of God, who teacheth us by his word, giveth understanding by his Spirit, and frameth our hearts by his grace to obey him.
Psalm 143:10That is, justly and aright: for so soon as we decline from God’s will, we fall into error.
Psalm 143:12Which shall be a sign of thy Fatherly kindness toward me.
Psalm 143:12Resigning myself wholly unto thee, and trusting in thy protection.
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