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Psalm 141

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David prays that his suit may be acceptable;

A Psalm by David.

141:1 Yahweh, I have called on you.
Come to me quickly!
Listen to my voice when I call to you.

141:2 Let my prayer be set before you like incense;
the lifting up of my hands like the evening sacrifice.

his conscience sincere;

141:3 Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth.
Keep the door of my lips.

141:4 Donít incline my heart to any evil thing,
to practice deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity.
Donít let me eat of their delicacies.

141:5 Let the righteous strike me, it is kindness;
let him reprove me, it is like oil on the head;
donít let my head refuse it;
Yet my prayer is always against evil deeds.

141:6 Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock.
They will hear my words, for they are well spoken.

and his life free from snares.

141:7 ďAs when one plows and breaks up the earth,
our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.Ē

141:8 For my eyes are on you, Yahweh, the Lord.
In you, I take refuge.
Donít leave my soul destitute.

141:9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me,
from the traps of the workers of iniquity.

141:10 Let the wicked fall together into their own nets,
while I pass by.

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