Psalm 141 New International Version

A Prayer for Preservation from Evil

141 I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me; hear me when I call to you. 2  May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. 3  Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. 4  Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies.

5  Let a righteous man strike me-that is a kindness; let him rebuke me-that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it, for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers. 6  Their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken. 7  They will say, "As one plows and breaks up the earth, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave." 8  But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge-do not give me over to death. 9  Keep me safe from the traps set by evildoers, from the snares they have laid for me. 10  Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.

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