Psalm 141:1-10

(A psalm. of David’s.) 141  Jehovah, I am calling you; make haste for me;give ear to my voice as I call for you. 2  Let my prayer be made ready as incense before you,the lifting of my hands be an evening sacrifice. 3  Station a guard for my mouth, Jehovah,watch over the door of my lips. 4  Let my heart not incline to a bad thing,to find amusement in wrong-doingWith villainous men,nor take a meal of their dainties. 5  Let a doer of right trounce me,let his friendship correct me;Let a wrong-doer’s oil not anoint my head,because they have fettered my prayer by their wicked acts. 6  Their judges are hurled down the sides of crags,and they shall hear my words, because they are pleasant. 7  Like clods torn open on the earthour bones are scattered as the world below would take them. 8  For my eyes are toward you, Lord Jehovah;I have taken refuge in you; do not let my life run out. 9  Guard me from the grip of the trap they have set for meand the snares of villains; 10  Let wrong-doers fall into its nets togetherwhile I pass through.