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Psalm 141 (English Standard Version)

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Give Ear to My Voice

A Psalm of David.

1 O LORD, I call upon you; 1hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you! 2 Let 2my prayer be counted as incense before you, and 3the lifting up of my hands as 4the evening sacrifice! 3 5Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; 6keep watch over the door of my lips! 4 7Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who 8work iniquity, and 9let me not eat of their delicacies! 5 10Let a righteous man strike me--it is a kindness; let him rebuke me--it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet 11my prayer is continually against their evil deeds. 6 When their judges are 12thrown over the cliff,a then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant. 7 As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones 13be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.b 8 But 14my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; 15in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!c 9 Keep me from 16the trap that they have laid for me and from the snares of evildoers! 10 Let the wicked 17fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.
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