Tehillim - Psalms 141


1A Psalm of David.

Lord, I have called Thee; make haste unto me; Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto Thee.

2Let my prayer be set forth as incense before Thee,The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
3Set a guard, O Lord, to my mouth;Keep watch at the door of my lips.
4Incline not my heart to any evil thing,To be occupied in deeds of wickednessWith men that work iniquity;And let me not eat of their dainties.
5Let the righteous smite me in kindness, and correct me;Oil so choice let not my head refuse;For still is my prayer because of their wickedness.
6Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock;And they shall hear my words, that they are sweet.
7As when one cleaveth and breaketh up the earth,Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth.
8For mine eyes are unto Thee, O God the Lord;In Thee have I taken refuge, O pour not out my soul.
9Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me,And from the gins of the workers of iniquity.
10Let the wicked fall into their own nets,Whilst I withal escape.