A Psalm of David.
|141:1 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I
cry unto thee.||
(141:1-10) "Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me...."
Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of
my hands as the evening sacrifice.||
Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.||
Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men
that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.||
Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove
me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my
prayer also shall be in their calamities.||
When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my
words; for they are sweet.||
Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and
cleaveth wood upon the earth.||
But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave
not my soul destitute.||
Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the
workers of iniquity.||
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.