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Psalm 141 (Lexham English Bible)

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A psalm of David.

Prayer for God’s Help in Maintaining Integrity

1 aI call on you, O Yahweh; hasten to me. Listen to my voice when I call to you. 2 Let my prayer be set before you [as] incense, the lifting up of my palms [as the] evening offering. 3 Set a guard, O Yahweh, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. 4 Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked deeds with men [who] do iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies. 5 Let a righteous one strike me in kindness, and let him chasten me. [It is] oil for [my] head;b let not my head refuse. For still my prayer [is] against their evil deeds. 6 [When] their judges are thrown down [the] sides of a cliff,c then they will understand that my words were pleasant. 7 As [when one] plows and breaks up the earth, [so] our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol. 8 Butd my eyes [are] toward you, O Yahweh, my Lord; I have taken refuge in you. Do not lay bare my soul.e 9 Protect me from [the] {grasp}f of [the] trap they have laid for me, and [from the] snares of evildoers. 10 Let [the] wicked fall into theirg nets, while I escape altogether.
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