Psalm 141 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call 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 counted as incense before you, 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 guard, O LORD, over my mouth; 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 Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies! 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 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 my prayer is continually against their evil 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 their judges are thrown over the cliff, then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant. 6 their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
7 As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones be scattered 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 you, O GOD, my Lord; in you 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 that 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 fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.