The cry to Yahweh (Ps 143:1-143:2)

A psalm of David

“Hear my prayer!

Yahweh!

Give ear to my supplications!

In your faithfulness!

Answer me!

In your righteousness!

Do not enter into judgment with your servant!

No one living is righteous before you.”

Psalm 143 is another lamentation psalm of David as indicated in its title. David once again asked Yahweh to hear his prayer. He wanted an answer because Yahweh was faithful and righteous. He did not want Yahweh to judge him, the humble servant. In a theme that will be repeated by Paul in the New Testament writings, he concluded that no living person was righteous before Yahweh.

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