Psalm 141
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1O LORD, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for help!1O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you!
2Accept my prayer as incense offered to you, and my upraised hands as an evening offering.2Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!
3Take control of what I say, O LORD, and guard my lips.3Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
4Don’t let me drift toward evil or take part in acts of wickedness. Don’t let me share in the delicacies of those who do wrong.4Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies!
5Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don’t let me refuse it. But I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds.5Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.
6When their leaders are thrown down from a cliff, the wicked will listen to my words and find them true.6When their judges are thrown over the cliff, then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant.
7Like rocks brought up by a plow, the bones of the wicked will lie scattered without burial.7As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
8I look to you for help, O Sovereign LORD. You are my refuge; don’t let them kill me.8But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!
9Keep me from the traps they have set for me, from the snares of those who do wrong.9Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me and from the snares of evildoers!
10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, but let me escape.10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.
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Psalm 140
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