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Psalm 141 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Psalm of David. Lord, I cry out to You; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice 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 set before You as incense, 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 incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice wicked works With men who work iniquity; And do not let me 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 the righteous strike me; It shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; It shall be as excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it. For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked. 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 Their judges are overthrown by the sides of the cliff, And they 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 mouth of the grave, As when one plows and breaks up 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 my eyes are upon You, O God the Lord; In You I take refuge; Do not leave 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 they have laid for me, And from the traps 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, While I escape safely. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.