Psalm 143:3 {142:3}
Good News Translation
My enemies have hunted me down and completely defeated me. They have put me in a dark prison, and I am like those who died long ago.

Contemporary English Version
My enemies are chasing me, crushing me in the ground. I am in total darkness, like someone long dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul: he hath brought down my life to the earth. He hath made me to dwell in darkness as those that have been dead of old:

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For the enemy hath persecuted my soul: he hath brought down my life to the earth. He hath made me to dwell in darkness as those that have been dead of old:

the enemy

Psalm 7:1,2 The psalm of David, which he sung to the Lord, for the words of Chusi, the son of Jemini. [2] O Lord, my God, in thee have I put my trust; save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me. . . .

Psalm 17:9-13 From the face of the wicked who have afflicted me. My enemies have surrounded my soul: . . .

Psalm 35:4 Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul. Let them be turned back and be confounded that devise evil against me.

Psalm 54:3 For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul: and they have not set God before their eyes.

Psalm 142:6 Attend to my supplication: for I am brought very low. Deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

smitten

Psalm 7:5 Let the enemy pursue my soul, and take it, and tread down my life, on the earth, and bring down my glory to the dust.

2 Samuel 2:22 And again Abner said to Asael: Go off, and do not follow me, lest I be obliged to stab thee to the ground, and I shall not be able to hold up my face to Joab thy brother.

2 Samuel 18:11 And Joab said to the man that told him: If thou sawest him, why didst thou not stab him to the ground, and I would have given thee ten sicles of silver, and a belt?

made me

Psalm 31:12,13 I am forgotten as one dead from the heart. I am become as a vessel that is destroyed. . . .

Psalm 88:4-6 I am counted among them that go down to the pit: I am become as a man without help, . . .

Ezekiel 37:11 And he said to me: Son of man: All these bones are the house of Israel: they say: Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost, and we are cut off.

Context
I Stretch Out My Hands to You
2And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no man living shall be justified. 3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul: he hath brought down my life to the earth. He hath made me to dwell in darkness as those that have been dead of old:4And my spirit is in anguish within me: my heart within me is troubled.…
Cross References
Psalm 44:25
For our soul is humbled down to the dust: our belly cleaveth to the earth.

Psalm 55:3
At the voice of the enemy, and at the tribulation of the sinner. For they have cast iniquities upon me: and in wrath they were troublesome to me.

Psalm 74:20
Have regard to thy covenant: for they that are the obscure of the earth have been filled with dwellings of iniquity.

Psalm 88:6
They have laid me in the lower pit: in the dark places, and in the shadow of death.

Psalm 107:10
Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death: bound in want and in iron.

Lamentations 3:6
Beth. He hath set me in dark places as those that are dead for ever.

Additional Translations
For the enemy has pursued my soul, crushing my life to the ground, making me dwell in darkness like those long since dead.For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; He hath smitten my life down to the ground: He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has brought my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in a dark place, as those that have been long dead.

For the enemy persecuteth my soul: he hath crushed my life down to the earth; he hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground: he hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

For the enemy pursues my soul. He has struck my life down to the ground. He has made me live in dark places, as those who have been long dead.

For an enemy hath pursued my soul, He hath bruised to the earth my life, He hath caused me to dwell in dark places, As the dead of old.
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