Psalm 141 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. 1 O LORD, I call to you; come quickly to me. Hear my voice when I call to you.
2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. 2 May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch, O LORD, before 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 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties. 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 righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities. 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 their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear 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 scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth. 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 mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust ; leave not my soul destitute . 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 snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. 9 Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, from the traps set by evildoers.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape . 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.