Bible: Psalm 141

Psalm 141 1 

141:1 A psalm of David.

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

Pay attention to me when I cry out to you!

141:2 May you accept my prayer like incense,

my uplifted hands like the evening offering! 2 

141:3 O Lord, place a guard on my mouth!

Protect the opening 3  of my lips! 4 

141:4 Do not let me have evil desires, 5 

or participate in sinful activities

with men who behave wickedly. 6 

I will not eat their delicacies. 7 

141:5 May the godly strike me in love and correct me!

May my head not refuse 8  choice oil! 9 

Indeed, my prayer is a witness against their evil deeds. 10 

141:6 They will be thrown down the side of a cliff by their judges. 11 

They 12  will listen to my words, for they are pleasant.

141:7 As when one plows and breaks up the soil, 13 

so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

141:8 Surely I am looking to you, 14  O sovereign Lord.

In you I take shelter.

Do not expose me to danger! 15 

141:9 Protect me from the snare they have laid for me,

and the traps the evildoers have set. 16 

141:10 Let the wicked fall 17  into their 18  own nets,

while I escape. 19 

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