Psalm 141
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An Evening Prayer for Sanctification and Protection.

A Psalm of David.

1LORD, I call upon You; hurry to me!

Listen to my voice when I call to You!

2May my prayer be [a]counted as incense before You;

The raising of my hands as the evening offering.

3Set a guard, LORD, [b]over my mouth;

Keep watch over the door of my lips.

4Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,

To practice deeds [c]of wickedness

With people who do wrong;

And may I not taste their delicacies.

5May the righteous strike me with mercy and discipline me;

It is oil for the head;

My head shall not refuse it,

For my prayer is still against their evil deeds.

6Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock,

And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.

7As when one plows and breaks open the earth,

Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of [d]Sheol.

8For my eyes are toward You, [e]GOD, the Lord;

In You I take refuge; do not [f]leave me defenseless.

9Keep me from the [g]jaws of the trap which they have set for me,

And from the snares of those who do wrong.

10May the wicked fall into their own nets,

While I pass by [h]safely.

[a] 2 Lit fixed
[b] 3 Lit to
[c] 4 Lit in
[d] 7 I.e., the netherworld
[e] 8 Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
[f] 8 Lit pour out my soul
[g] 9 Lit hands of the trap
[h] 10 Lit altogether

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