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Psalm 141

Prayer for Preservation from Evil

A Psalm of David.
1 I call upon you, O Lord; come quickly to me;
   give ear to my voice when I call to you.
2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,
   and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice.


3 Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord;
   keep watch over the door of my lips.
4 Do not turn my heart to any evil,
   to busy myself with wicked deeds
in company with those who work iniquity;
   do not let me eat of their delicacies.


5 Let the righteous strike me;
   let the faithful correct me.
Never let the oil of the wicked anoint my head,*
   for my prayer is continually* against their wicked deeds.
6 When they are given over to those who shall condemn them,
   then they shall learn that my words were pleasant.
7 Like a rock that one breaks apart and shatters on the land,
   so shall their bones be strewn at the mouth of Sheol.*


8 But my eyes are turned towards you, O God, my Lord;
   in you I seek refuge; do not leave me defenceless.
9 Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me,
   and from the snares of evildoers.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
   while I alone escape.

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