Psalms 141

Psalm 1411

A psalm of David.

141:1 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 opening3 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 refuse8 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

They12 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 fall17 into their18 own nets,

while I escape.19

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