Psalm 141
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Psalm 141

A psalm of David.

1O Lord, I cry out to you. Come quickly to me!

Pay attention to me when I cry out to you!

2May you accept my prayer like incense,

my uplifted hands like the evening offering!

3O Lord, place a guard on my mouth!

Protect the opening of my lips!

4Do not let me have evil desires,

or participate in sinful activities

with men who behave wickedly.

I will not eat their delicacies.

5May the godly strike me in love and correct me!

May my head not refuse choice oil!

Indeed, my prayer is a witness against their evil deeds.

6They will be thrown down the side of a cliff by their judges.

They will listen to my words, for they are pleasant.

7As when one plows and breaks up the soil,

so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

8Surely I am looking to you, O sovereign Lord.

In you I take shelter.

Do not expose me to danger!

9Protect me from the snare they have laid for me,

and the traps the evildoers have set.

10Let the wicked fall into their own nets,

while I escape.

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