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Psalm 141

Give Ear to My Voice


      1 O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! 

      Give ear to my voice when I call to you! 

      2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, 

      and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice! 

      3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; 

      keep watch over the door of my lips! 

      4 Do 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! 

      5 Let 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. 

      6 When their judges are thrown over the cliff, 

      then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant. 

      7 As when one plows and breaks up the earth, 

      so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol. 

      8 But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; 

      in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless! 

      9 Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me 

      and from the snares of evildoers! 

      10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, 

      while I pass by safely.