Psalms 143:1

Psalm 143

A psalm of David.

143:1 O Lord, hear my prayer!

Pay attention to my plea for help!

Because of your faithfulness and justice, answer me!

Psalms 143:12

143:12 As a demonstration of your loyal love, destroy my enemies!

Annihilate all who threaten my life,

for I am your servant.

sn Psalm 143. As in the previous psalm, the psalmist laments his persecuted state and asks the Lord to deliver him from his enemies.

tn Heb “in [or “by”] your faithfulness.”

tn The perfect with vav (ו) consecutive carries on the mood of the preceding imperfect.

tn Heb “all the enemies of my life.”