Psalm 141 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O LORD, I cry out to you, "Come quickly." Open your ears to me when I cry out 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 accepted as sweet-smelling incense in your presence. Let the lifting up of my hands in prayer be accepted 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 O LORD, set a guard at 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 me be persuaded to do anything evil or to become involved with wickedness, with people who are troublemakers. Do not let me taste 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 A righteous person may strike me or correct me out of kindness. It is like lotion for my head. My head will not refuse it, because my prayer is directed against 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 off a cliff, they will listen to what I have to say. It will sound pleasant [to them]. 6 their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
7 As someone plows and breaks up the ground, so our bones will be planted at the mouth of the grave. 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 My eyes look to you, LORD Almighty. I have taken refuge in you. Do not leave me 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 away from the trap they set for me and from the traps set by troublemakers. 9 Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, from the traps set by evildoers.
10 Let wicked people fall into their own nets, while I escape unharmed. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.