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Psalm 141 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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An Evening Prayer for Sanctification and Protection.

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A Psalm of David.

LORD, I call upon You; hurry to me!

Listen to my voice when I call to You!

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May my prayer be [fn]counted as incense before You;

The raising of my hands as the evening offering.

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Set a guard, LORD, [fn]over my mouth;

Keep watch over the door of my lips.

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Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,

To practice deeds [fn]of wickedness

With people who do wrong;

And may I not taste their delicacies.

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May the righteous strike me with mercy and discipline me;

It is oil for the head;

My head shall not refuse it,

For my prayer is still against their evil deeds.

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Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock,

And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.

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As when one plows and breaks open the earth,

Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of [fn]Sheol.

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For my eyes are toward You, [fn]GOD, the Lord;

In You I take refuge; do not [fn]leave me defenseless.

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Keep me from the [fn]jaws of the trap which they have set for me,

And from the snares of those who do wrong.

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May the wicked fall into their own nets,

While I pass by [fn]safely.

NASB20 Footnotes
Lit fixed
Lit to
Lit in
I.e., the netherworld
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Lit pour out my soul
Lit hands of the trap
Lit altogether

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