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Psalms 143:1

    Psalms 143:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in your faithfulness answer me, and in your righteousness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Hear my prayer, O Jehovah; give ear to my supplications: In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <A Psalm. Of David.> Let my prayer come to you, O Lord; give ear to my requests for your grace; keep faith with me, and give me an answer in your righteousness;

    Webster's Revision

    Hear my prayer, O Jehovah; give ear to my supplications: In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

    World English Bible

    Hear my prayer, Yahweh. Listen to my petitions. In your faithfulness and righteousness, relieve me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

    Definitions for Psalms 143:1

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 143:1

    In thy faithfulness answer me - Thou hast promised to support me in my difficulties, and, though my children should forsake me, never to withdraw thy loving-kindness from me. See the present unnatural rebellion of my son. Lord, undertake for me!

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 143:1

    Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear ... - See Psalm 4:1, note; Psalm 5:1, note.

    In thy faithfulness answer me - That is, Show thy faithfulness to thy promises. God had made gracious promises to David (compare Psalm 89:19-37), and he now pleads that he would remember those promises, and accomplish in his behalf what he had said he would. God has also made gracious promises to his people, and they may always plead those promises as a reason why they should be heard, and why their prayers should be answered.

    And in thy righteousness - Compare Psalm 31:1. In thy disposition to do right; to vindicate a righteous cause; to interpose when wrong is done. We, though sinners before God, may feel that our cause is a just one as toward our fellowmen, and, when wronged, we may ask God to interpose, as a righteous God, in our behalf. We cannot, however, ask him to save us on the ground of our righteousness toward him, for we have no such righteousness. See Psalm 143:2.