Psalm 141
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1LORD, I call to you, be quick to listen to me when I cry out!1O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you!
2Let my prayer be like incense offered before you, and my uplifted hands like the evening sacrifice.2Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!
3LORD, set a guard over my mouth; keep watch over the door to my lips.3Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
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.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 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.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 judges are thrown off the cliff, the people will hear my words, for they are appropriate.6When their judges are thrown over the cliff, then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant.
7Just as one plows and breaks up the earth, our bones are scattered near the entrance to the place of the dead. 7As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
8Nevertheless, my eyes are on you, Lord GOD, as I seek protection in you. Don't leave me defenseless!8But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!
9Protect me from the trap laid for me and from the snares of those who practice evil.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, while I come through.10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.
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Psalm 140
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