Psalm 141 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, I have made my cry to you; come to me quickly; give ear to my voice, when it goes up to you. 1 O LORD, I call to you; come quickly to me. Hear my voice when I call to you.
2 Let my prayer be ordered before you like a sweet smell; and let the lifting up of my hands be like the evening offering. 2 May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
3 O Lord, keep a watch over my mouth; keep the door of my lips. 3 Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.
4 Keep my heart from desiring any evil thing, or from taking part in the sins of the evil-doers with men who do wrong: and let me have no part in their good things. 4 Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.
5 Let the upright give me punishment; and let the god-fearing man put me in the right way; but I will not let the oil of sinners come on my head: when they do evil I will give myself to prayer. 5 Let a righteous man strike me--it is a kindness; let him rebuke me--it is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it. Yet my prayer is ever against the deeds of evildoers;
6 When destruction comes to their judges by the side of the rock, they will give ear to my words, for they are sweet. 6 their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
7 Our bones are broken up at the mouth of the underworld, as the earth is broken by the plough. 7 [They will say,] "As one plows and breaks up the earth, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave. "
8 But my eyes are turned to you, O Lord God: my hope is in you; let not my soul be given up to death. 8 But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign LORD; in you I take refuge--do not give me over to death.
9 Keep me from the net which they have put down for me, and from the designs of the workers of evil. 9 Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, from the traps set by evildoers.
10 Let the sinners be taken in the nets which they themselves have put down, while I go free. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.