Psalm 141
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1A Psalm of David. O LORD, I call upon You; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to You!1LORD, I call to you, be quick to listen to me when I cry out!
2May my prayer be counted as incense before You; The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.2Let my prayer be like incense offered before you, and my uplifted hands like the evening sacrifice.
3Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.3LORD, set a guard over my mouth; keep watch over the door to my lips.
4Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.4Don't let my heart turn toward evil or involve itself in wicked activities with men who practice iniquity. Let me not feast on their delicacies.
5Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.5Let one who is righteous strike me; It is an act of gracious love. Let him rebuke me, because it is oil for my head; do not let my head refuse it. My prayers continuously will be against their wicked activities.
6Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock, And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.6When their judges are thrown off the cliff, the people will hear my words, for they are appropriate.
7As when one plows and breaks open the earth, Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.7Just as one plows and breaks up the earth, our bones are scattered near the entrance to the place of the dead.
8For my eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.8Nevertheless, my eyes are on you, Lord GOD, as I seek protection in you. Don't leave me defenseless!
9Keep me from the jaws of the trap which they have set for me, And from the snares of those who do iniquity.9Protect me from the trap laid for me and from the snares of those who practice evil.
10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, While I pass by safely.10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I come through.
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Psalm 140
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