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The fifth book of Psalms, song 141, New English Translation

Psalm 141


   A psalm of David.
   1 O LORD, I cry out to you. Come quickly to me! Pay attention to me when I cry out to you!
   2 May you accept my prayer like incense, my uplifted hands like the evening offering!
   3 O LORD, place a guard on my mouth! Protect the opening of my lips!
   4 Do not let me have evil desires, or participate in sinful activities with men who behave wickedly. I will not eat their delicacies.
   5 May the godly strike me in love and correct me! May my head not refuse choice oil! Indeed, my prayer is a witness against their evil deeds.
   6 They will be thrown down the side of a cliff by their judges. They will listen to my words, for they are pleasant.
   7 As when one plows and breaks up the soil, so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
   8 Surely I am looking to you, O sovereign LORD. In you I take shelter. Do not expose me to danger!
   9 Protect me from the snare they have laid for me, and the traps the evildoers have set.
   10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I escape.
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