Give Ear to My Voice

141 A Psalm of David.

  O Lord, I call upon you; thasten to me!

Give ear to my voice when I call to you!

  Let umy prayer be counted as incense before you,

and vthe lifting up of my hands as wthe evening sacrifice!

  xSet a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;

ykeep watch over the door of my lips!

  zDo not let my heart incline to any evil,

to busy myself with wicked deeds

in company with men who awork iniquity,

and blet me not eat of their delicacies!

  cLet a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness;

let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head;

let my head not refuse it.

Yet dmy prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

  When their judges are ethrown over the cliff,1

then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant.

  As when one plows and breaks up the earth,

so shall our bones fbe scattered at the mouth of Sheol.2

  But gmy eyes are toward you, O God, my Lord;

hin you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!3

  Keep me from ithe trap that they have laid for me

and from the snares of evildoers!

  10  Let the wicked jfall into their own nets,

while I pass by safely.

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ver. 9; Ps. 94:4

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Or When their judges fall into the hands of the Rock

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The meaning of the Hebrew in verses 6, 7 is uncertain

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Hebrew refuge; do not pour out my life!

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