Psalm 141

A psalm of David.

1 I cry out to you, LORD: Come to me—quickly! Listen to my voice when I cry out to you!

References for Psalms 141:1

      2 Let my prayer stand before you like incense; let my uplifted hands be like the evening offering.
      3 Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep close watch over the door that is my lips.
      4 Don't let my heart turn aside to evil things so that I don't do wicked things with evildoers, so I don't taste their delicacies.
      5 Instead, let the righteous discipline me; let the faithful correct me! Let my head never reject that kind of fine oil, because my prayers are always against the deeds of the wicked.

      References for Psalms 141:5

        • a 141:5 - Heb uncertain
          6 Their leaders will fall from jagged cliffs, but my words will be heard because they are pleasing.

          References for Psalms 141:6

            • b 141:6 - Heb uncertain
              7 Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave, just like when the ground is broken up and plowed.

              References for Psalms 141:7

                • c 141:7 - LXX manuscripts, Syr <i>their bones</i>; DSS (11QPs a) <i>my bones</i>
                • d 141:7 - Heb <i>Sheol</i>
                • e 141:7 - Heb uncertain
                  8 But my eyes are on you, my LORD God. I take refuge in you; don't let me die!
                  9 Protect me from the trap they've set for me; protect me from the snares of the evildoers.
                  10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets—all together!— but let me make it through safely.