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Psalm 141 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Psalm of David. I call upon thee, O LORD; make haste to me! Give ear to my voice, when I call to 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 counted as incense before thee, and the lifting up of my hands as an 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 guard over my mouth, O LORD, keep watch over 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, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who 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 a good man strike or rebuke me in kindness, but let the oil of the wicked never anoint my head; for my prayer is continually against their wicked deeds. 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 they are given over to those who shall condemn them, then they shall learn that the word of the LORD is true. 6 their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
7 As a rock which one cleaves and shatters on the land, so shall their bones be strewn at the mouth of Sheol. 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 toward thee, O LORD God; in thee I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless! 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 trap which they have laid for me, and from the snares of evildoers! 9 Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, from the traps set by evildoers.
10 Let the wicked together fall into their own nets, while I escape. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.