Psalms 141

A Psalm of Dawid.

1 יהוה, I cry unto You; make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto You.

2 Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

3 Set a watch, O יהוה, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.

5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness; and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head, for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

7 Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

8 But mine eyes are unto you, O יהוה my Lord (Adonai); in You is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.