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Psalm 141 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:1 - A psalm of David.

O LORD, I am calling to you. Please hurry!
Listen when I cry to you for help!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:2 - Accept my prayer as incense offered to you,
and my upraised hands as an evening offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:3 - Take control of what I say, O LORD,
and guard my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:4 - Don’t let me drift toward evil
or take part in acts of wickedness.
Don’t let me share in the delicacies
of those who do wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:5 - Let the godly strike me!
It will be a kindness!
If they correct me, it is soothing medicine.
Don’t let me refuse it.
But I pray constantly
against the wicked and their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:6 - When their leaders are thrown down from a cliff,
the wicked will listen to my words and find them true.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:7 - Like rocks brought up by a plow,
the bones of the wicked will lie scattered without burial.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:8 - I look to you for help, O Sovereign LORD.
You are my refuge; don’t let them kill me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:9 - Keep me from the traps they have set for me,
from the snares of those who do wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:10 - Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
but let me escape.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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