141 I pray to you, Lord! Please listen when I pray and hurry to help me. 2 Think of my prayer as sweet-smelling incense, and think of my lifted hands as an evening sacrifice.
3 Help me to guard my words whenever I say something. 4 Don’t let me want to do evil or waste my time doing wrong with wicked people. Don’t let me even taste the good things they offer.
5 Let your faithful people correct and punish me. My prayers condemn the deeds of those who do wrong, so don’t let me be friends with any of them. 6 Everyone will admit that I was right when their rulers are thrown down a rocky cliff, 7 and their bones lie scattered like broken rocks on top of a grave.[a]
8 You are my Lord and God, and I look to you for safety. Don’t let me be harmed. 9 Protect me from the traps of those violent people, 10 and make them fall into their own traps while you help me escape.
141.5-7Let. . . grave: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verses 5-7.
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