141 1 I call upon you, O Yahweh; make haste to me!
Give ear to my voice, when I call to you! 141 2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,
and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice!
141 3 Set a guard over my mouth, O Yahweh,
keep watch over the door of my lips!
141 4 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!
141 5 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.
141 6 When they are given over to those who shall condemn them,
then they shall learn that the word of Yahweh is true.
141 7 As a rock which one cleaves and shatters on the land,
so shall their bones be strewn at the mouth of Sheol.
141 8 But my eyes are toward you, O Yahweh God;
in you I seek refuge;
leave me not defenceless!
141 9 Keep me from the trap which they have laid for me,
and from the snares of evildoers!
141 10 Let the wicked together fall into their nets,
while I escape.