Psalm 141
King James 2000

A Psalm of David.
Prayer For Safety in Time of Trouble

1LORD, I cry unto you: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto you.

2Let my prayer be set forth before you as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

3Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.

4Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their delicacies.

5Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be against their evil.

6When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

7Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cuts and splits wood upon the earth.

8But my eyes are unto you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

9Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the traps of the workers of iniquity.

10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I thus escape.

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