David prayeth for favour in judgment.
Psalms 143:1 Heare my prayer (o LORDE) considre my desyre: answere me for thy treuth & rightuousnesse sake. Psalms 143:2 And entre not in to iudgment with thy seruaunt, for in thy sight shal no man lyuynge be iustified.
He complaineth of his griefs.
Psalms 143:3 For the enemie persecuteth my soule, he smyteth my life downe to the grounde, he layeth me in the darcknesse, as the deed men of the worlde. Psalms 143:4 Therfore is my sprete vexed within me, and my herte within me is desolate.
He strengtheneth his faith by meditation and prayer.
Psalms 143:5 Yet do I remebre the tymes past, I muse vpo all yi workes, yee I exercise my self in the workes of thy hondes. Psalms 143:6 I stretch forth my hondes vnto the, my soule crieth vnto the out of the thyrstie londe.
He prayeth for grace,
Psalms 143:7 Sela. Heare me (o LORDE) and that soone, for my sprete waxeth faynte: hyde not yi face fro me, lest I be like vnto the that go downe in to the graue. Psalms 143:8 Oh let me heare thy louynge kyndnesse by tymes in the mornynge, for in the is my trust: shewe thou me the waye that I shulde walke in, for I lift vp my soule vnto the.
Psalms 143:9 Delyuer me (o LORDE) fro myne enemies, for I resorte vnto the.
Psalms 143:10 Teach me to do the thinge that pleaseth the, for thou art my God: let thy louynge sprete lede me forth vnto the londe of rightuousnesse. Psalms 143:11 Quycke me (o LORDE) for thy names sake, and for thy rightuousnesse sake brynge my soule out of trouble.
for destruction of his enemies.
Psalms 143:12 And of thy goodnesse scater myne enemies abrode, and destroye all them that vexe my soule, for I am thy seruaunt.