Psalm 141



Protection From Sin And Sinners

1 O LORD, I call upon You; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to You!

1 {A Psalm of David.} LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.

1 Lord, I call on You; hurry to [help] me. Listen to my voice when I call on You.

1 LORD, I call to you, be quick to listen to me when I cry out!

1 Lord, I call upon You; hasten to me. Give ear to my voice when I cry to You.

2 May my prayer be counted as incense before You; The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.

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

2 May my prayer be set before You as incense, the raising of my hands as the evening offering.

2 Let my prayer be like incense offered before you, and my uplifted hands like the evening sacrifice.

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

3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.

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

3 Lord, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.

3 LORD, set a guard over my mouth; keep watch over the door to my lips.

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

4 Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.

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.

4 Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing or wickedly perform reckless acts with men who commit sin. Do not let me feast on their delicacies.

4 Don't let my heart turn toward evil or involve itself in wicked activities with men who practice iniquity. Let me not feast on their delicacies.

4 Incline my heart not to submit or consent to any evil thing or to be occupied in deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.

5 Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

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.

5 Let the righteous one strike me- it is [an act of] faithful love; let him rebuke me- it is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. Even now my prayer is against the evil acts of the wicked.

5 Let one who is righteous strike me; It is an act of gracious love. Let him rebuke me, because it is oil for my head; do not let my head refuse it. My prayers continuously will be against their wicked activities.

5 Let the righteous man smite and correct me -- "it is a kindness. Oil so choice let not my head refuse or discourage; for even in their evils or calamities shall my prayer continue.

6 Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock, And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.

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

6 When their rulers will be thrown off the sides of a cliff, the people will listen to my words, for they are pleasing.

6 When their judges are thrown off the cliff, the people will hear my words, for they are appropriate.

6 When their rulers are overthrown in stony places, [their followers] shall hear my words, that they are sweet (pleasant, mild, and just).

7 As when one plows and breaks open the earth, Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

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

7 As when one plows and breaks up the soil, [turning up rocks], so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

7 Just as one plows and breaks up the earth, our bones are scattered near the entrance to the place of the dead.

7 The unburied bones [of slaughtered rulers] shall lie scattered at the mouth of Sheol, [as unregarded] as the lumps of soil behind the plowman when he breaks open the ground.

8 For my eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.

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

8 But my eyes [look] to You, Lord God . I seek refuge in You; do not let me die.

8 Nevertheless, my eyes are on you, Lord GOD, as I seek protection in you. Don't leave me defenseless!

8 But my eyes are toward You, O God the Lord; in You do I trust and take refuge; pour not out my life nor leave it destitute and bare.

9 Keep me from the jaws of the trap which they have set for me, And from the snares of those who do iniquity.

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

9 Protect me from the trap they have set for me, and from the snares of evildoers.

9 Protect me from the trap laid for me and from the snares of those who practice evil.

9 Keep me from the trap which they have laid for me, and the snares of evildoers.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, While I pass by safely.

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

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass [safely] by.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I come through. A Davidic Song, when he was in the cave. A prayer.

10 Let the wicked fall together into their own nets, while I pass over them and escape.



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