Psalm 141 Young’s Literal Translation

A Prayer for Preservation from Evil

141 1  O Jehovah, I have called Thee, haste to me, Give ear 'to' my voice when I call to Thee. 2  My prayer is prepared—incense before Thee, The lifting up of my hands—the evening present. 3  Set, O Jehovah, a watch for my mouth, Watch Thou over the door of my lips. 4  Incline not my heart to an evil thing, To do habitually actions in wickedness, With men working iniquity, Yea, I eat not of their pleasant things.

5  The righteous doth beat me 'in' kindness. And doth reprove me, Oil of the head my head disalloweth not, For still my prayer 'is' about their vexations. 6  Their judges have been released by the sides of a rock, And they have heard my sayings, For they have been pleasant. 7  As one tilling and ripping up in the land, Have our bones been scattered at the command of Saul. 8  But to Thee, O Jehovah, my Lord, 'are' mine eyes, In Thee I have trusted, Make not bare my soul. 9  Keep me from the gin they laid for me, Even snares of workers of iniquity. 10  The wicked fall in their nets together, till I pass over!

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