Psalm 141
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1A Psalm of David. LORD, I cry out to You; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.1LORD, I call to you, be quick to listen to me when I cry out!
2Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.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 wicked works With men who work 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 strike me; It shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; It shall be as excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it. For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.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 overthrown by the sides of the cliff, And they hear my words, for they are sweet.6When their judges are thrown off the cliff, the people will hear my words, for they are appropriate.
7Our bones are scattered at the mouth of the grave, As when one plows and breaks up the earth.7Just as one plows and breaks up the earth, our bones are scattered near the entrance to the place of the dead.
8But my eyes are upon You, O GOD the Lord; In You I take refuge; Do not leave my soul destitute.8Nevertheless, my eyes are on you, Lord GOD, as I seek protection in you. Don't leave me defenseless!
9Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, And from the traps of the workers of 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 escape safely.10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I come through.
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Psalm 140
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