PS 143 David complains and prays for pardon and help, ver. 1-12. A psalm of David.
Verse 2. Justified - Upon terms of strict justice.
Verse 3. For - This is not a reason of what he last said, but an argument to enforce his petition delivered, ver. 1. Soul - My life; nothing less will satisfy him. Dead - I am in as hopeless a condition in the eye of man, as those that have lain long in the grave.
Verse 5. The days - What thou hast done for thy servants in former times.