Psalm 141 ©

1 David prayeth that his suit may be acceptable, 3 his conscience free from guilt, 9 and his person safe from the snares of the wicked.


A Psalm of David.


LORD, aI cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.


Let my prayer be 1set forth before thee as bincense; and cthe lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.


dSet a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.


eIncline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: fand let me not eat of their dainties.


2Let gthe 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 hyet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.


When itheir judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; jfor they are sweet.


Our kbones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.


But lmine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; 3leave not my soul destitute.


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


Let nthe wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I *withal 4escape.