Psalm 143:7 {142:7}
Good News Translation
Answer me now, LORD! I have lost all hope. Don't hide yourself from me, or I will be among those who go down to the world of the dead.

Contemporary English Version
Please hurry, LORD, and answer my prayer. I feel hopeless. Don't turn away and leave me here to die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

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Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

hear me

Psalm 14:1-4 Unto the end, a psalm for David. The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God. They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways: there is none that doth good, no not one. . . .

Psalm 40:13,17 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me. Look down, O Lord, to help me. . . .

Psalm 70:5 But I am needy and poor; O God, help me. Thou art my helper and my deliverer: O Lord, make no delay.

Psalm 71:12 O God, be not thou far from me: O my God, make haste to my help.

my spirit

Psalm 40:12 For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I was not able to see. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head: and my heart hath forsaken me.

Psalm 69:3 I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse, my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God.

Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be angry unto the end: because the spirit shall go forth from my face, and breathings I will make.

Luke 21:26 Men withering away for fear and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved.

hide not

Psalm 22:24 Let all the seed of Israel fear him: because he hath not slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man. Neither hath he turned away his face from me: and when I cried to him he heard me.

Psalm 27:9 Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy servant. Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O God my Saviour.

Psalm 69:17 And turn not away thy face from thy servant: for I am in trouble, hear me speedily.

Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait for the Lord, who hath hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

lest I be like, etc.

Psalm 28:1 A psalm for David himself. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord: O my God, be not thou silent to me: lest if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 88:4-6,10,11 I am counted among them that go down to the pit: I am become as a man without help, . . .

Isaiah 38:18 For hell shall not confess to thee, neither shall death praise thee: nor shall they that go down into the pit, look for thy truth.

Context
I Stretch Out My Hands to You
6I stretched forth my hands to thee: my soul is as earth without water unto thee. 7Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.8Cause me to hear thy mercy in the morning; for in thee have I hoped. Make the way known to me, wherein I should walk: for I have lifted up my soul to thee.…
Cross References
Psalm 27:9
Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy servant. Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O God my Saviour.

Psalm 28:1
A psalm for David himself. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord: O my God, be not thou silent to me: lest if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 30:7
O Lord, in thy favour, thou gavest strength to my beauty. Thou turnedst away thy face from me, and I became troubled.

Psalm 69:17
And turn not away thy face from thy servant: for I am in trouble, hear me speedily.

Psalm 73:26
For thee my flesh and my heart hath fainted away: thou art the God of my heart, and the God that is my portion for ever.

Psalm 84:2
my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God.

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

Psalm 102:2
Turn not away thy face from me: in the day when I am in trouble, incline thy ear to me. In what day soever I shall call upon thee, hear me speedily.

Jeremiah 8:18
My sorrow is above sorrow, my heart mourneth within me.

Lamentations 1:22
Thau. Let all their evil be present before thee: and make vintage of them, as thou hast made vintage of me for all my iniquities: for my sighs are many, and my heart is sorrowful.

Additional Translations
Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide Your face from me, or I will be like those who go down to the Pit.Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.

Make haste to answer me, O Jehovah; my spirit faileth: Hide not thy face from me, Lest I become like them that go down into the pit.

Hear me speedily, O Lord; my spirit has failed; turn not away thy face from me, else I shall be like to them that go down to the pit.

Answer me speedily, O Jehovah; my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, or I shall be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Make haste to answer me, O LORD; my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me; lest I become like them that go down into the pit.

Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like them that go down into the pit.

Hurry to answer me, Yahweh. My spirit fails. Don't hide your face from me, so that I don't become like those who go down into the pit.

Haste, answer me, O Jehovah, My spirit hath been consumed, Hide not Thou Thy face from me, Or I have been compared with those going down to the pit.
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