|[A Psalm of David.]|
|I call upon thee, O LORD; make haste to me! |
Give ear to my voice, when I call to thee!
|An Evening Prayer. Psalm 141(v140)|
|Let my prayer be counted as incense before thee, |
and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice!
|Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD, |
keep watch over the door of my lips!
|Incline not my heart to any evil, |
to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity;
and let me not eat of their dainties!
|Let a good man strike or rebuke me in kindness, |
but let the oil of the wicked never anoint my head;
for my prayer is continually against their wicked deeds.
|When they are given over to those who shall condemn them, |
then they shall learn that the word of the LORD is true.
|As a rock which one cleaves and shatters on the land, |
so shall their bones be strewn at the mouth of Sheol.
|But my eyes are toward thee, O LORD God; |
in thee I seek refuge;
leave me not defenseless!
|Keep me from the trap which they have laid for me, |
and from the snares of evildoers!
|Let the wicked together fall into their nets,|
while I escape.
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