Psalms - Chapter 141

1

A psalm of David. O LORD, I call to you; come quickly to me. Hear my voice when I call to you.


2

May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.


3

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


4

Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; 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 on my head. My head will not refuse it. Yet my prayer is ever against the deeds of evildoers;


6

their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.


7

[They will say,] "As one plows and breaks up the earth, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave."


8

But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign LORD; in you I take refuge-- do not give me over to death.


9

Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, from the traps set by evildoers.


10

Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.