Protection from Sin and Sinners

A Davidic psalm.

1 Lord, I call on You;a hurry to [help] me. Listen to my voice when I call on You.

References for Psalms 141:1

    • a 141:1 - Ps 17:6; 31:17; 88:9
      2 May my prayer be set before You as incense, the raising of my hands as the evening offering.
      3 Lord, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
      4 Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing or wickedly perform reckless acts with men who commit sin.b Do not let me feast on their delicacies.

      References for Psalms 141:4

        • b 141:4 - Ps 6:8; Jb 34:8-10
          5 Let the righteous one strike me- it is [an act of] faithful love; let him rebuke me- it is oil for my head; let mec not refuse it. Even now my prayer is against the evil acts of the wicked.d

          References for Psalms 141:5

              6 When their rulerse will be thrown off the sides of a cliff,f the peopleg will listen to my words, for they are pleasing.

              References for Psalms 141:6

                  7 As when one plows and breaks up the soil, [turning up rocks], so ourh bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

                  References for Psalms 141:7

                    • h 141:7 - DSS reads my; some LXX mss, Syr read their
                      8 But my eyes [look] to You, Lord God . I seek refuge in You;i do not let me die.j

                      References for Psalms 141:8

                        • i 141:8 - Ps 7:1; 57:1; 144:2
                        • j 141:8 - Or not pour out my life
                          9 Protect me fromk the trap they have set for me, and from the snares of evildoers.

                          References for Psalms 141:9

                            • k 141:9 - Lit from the hands of
                              10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass [safely] by.