The Book of Psalms

Chapter 141

American Standard Version

Ps 141:1Jehovah, I have called upon thee; make haste unto me: Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.
Ps 141:2Let my prayer be set forth as incense before thee; The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Ps 141:3Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth; Keep the door of my lips.
Ps 141:4Incline not my heart to any evil thing, To practise deeds of wickedness With men that work iniquity: And let me not eat of their dainties.
Ps 141:5Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness; And let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head; Let not my head refuse it: For even in their wickedness shall my prayer continue.
Ps 141:6Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock; And they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
Ps 141:7As when one ploweth and cleaveth the earth, Our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
Ps 141:8For mine eyes are unto thee, O Jehovah the Lord: In thee do I take refuge; leave not my soul destitute.
Ps 141:9Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, And from the gins of the workers of iniquity.
Ps 141:10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, Whilst that I withal escape. Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer.