141 1 David being grievously persecuted under Saul, only fleeth unto God to have succor. 3 Desiring him to bridle his affections, that he may patiently abide till God take vengeance of his enemies.
A Psalm of David.
1 O Lord, I [a]call upon thee: haste thee unto me: hear my voice, when I cry unto thee.
2 Let my prayer be directed in thy sight as incense, and the [b]lifting up of mine hands as an evening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the [c]door of my lips.
4 Incline not mine heart to evil, that I should commit wicked works with them that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their [d]delicates.
5 Let the righteous smite me: for that is a benefit: and let [e]him reprove me, and it shall be a precious oil that shall not break mine head: for within a while I shall even [f]pray in their miseries.
6 When their judges shall be cast down in stony places, they shall [g]hear my words, for they are sweet.
7 Our bones lie scattered at the [h]grave’s mouth, as he that heweth wood or diggeth in the earth.
8 But mine eyes look unto thee, O Lord God: in thee is my trust: leave not my soul destitute.
9 Keep me from the snare, which they have laid for me, and from the gins of the workers of iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into [i]his nets [j]together, while I escape.
Psalm 141:1He showeth that there is none other refuge in our necessities, but only to flee unto God for comfort of soul.
Psalm 141:2He meaneth his earnest zeal and gesture, which he used in prayer: alluding of the sacrifices which were by God’s commandment offered in the old Law.
Psalm 141:3He desireth God to keep his thoughts and ways either from thinking or executing vengeance.
Psalm 141:4Let not their prosperity allure me to be wicked as they are.
Psalm 141:5He could abide all corrections, that came of a loving heart.
Psalm 141:5By patience I shall see the wicked so sharply handled, that I shall for pity pray for them.
Psalm 141:6The people which followeth their wicked rulers in persecuting the Prophet, shall repent and turn to God, when they see their wicked rulers punished.
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