Psalm 141

Give Ear to My Voice

1 LORD, I cry out to You;
Make haste to me!
Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.
2 Let my prayer be set before You a as incense,
b The lifting up of my hands as c the evening sacrifice.

3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my d mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
4 Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,
To practice wicked works
With men who work iniquity;
e And do not let me eat of their delicacies.

5 f Let the righteous strike me;
It shall be a kindness.
And let him rebuke me;
It shall be as excellent oil;
Let my head not refuse it.
For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.
6 Their judges are overthrown by the sides of the 1 cliff,
And they hear my words, for they are sweet.
7 Our bones are scattered at the mouth of the grave,
As when one plows and breaks up the earth.

8 But g my eyes are upon You, O GOD the Lord;
In You I take refuge;
2 Do not leave my soul destitute.
9 Keep me from h the snares they have laid for me,
And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.
10 i Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
While I escape safely.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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