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Psalm 141

A Psalm of David.

Lord, I cry unto You; make haste to me;
    give ear to my voice, when I cry unto You.
Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense,
    and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
    keep watch over the door of my lips.
Do not let my heart be drawn to any evil,
    to practice wicked deeds
with men who do iniquity,
    and do not let me eat of their delights.

Let the righteous man strike me;
    it shall be a kindness.
Let him rebuke me;
    it shall be oil for my head;
let my head not refuse it.
    For my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

When their judges are thrown to stony places,
    then they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.
As when one plows to break up the land,
    so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

But my eyes are unto You, O God my Lord,
    in You is my trust; do not leave my soul defenseless.
Keep me from the snares that they have laid for me,
    and the traps of those who do iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
    while I pass by and escape.