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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 141:1-10

A melody of David. 141  O Jehovah, I have called upon you.+ Do make haste to me.+ Do give ear to my voice when I call to you.+   May my prayer be prepared as incense+ before you,+ The raising up of my palms as the evening grain offering.+   Do set a guard, O Jehovah, for my mouth;+ Do set a watch over the door of my lips.+   Do not incline my heart to anything bad,+ So as to carry on notorious deeds in wickedness+ With men* who are practicing what is hurtful,+ That I may not feed myself on their dainties.+   Should the righteous one strike me, it would be a loving-kindness;+ And should he reprove me, it would be oil upon the head,+ Which my head would not want to refuse.+ For still there would be even my prayer during their calamities.+   Their judges have been thrown down by the sides of the crag,+ But they have heard my sayings, that they are pleasant.+   As when one is doing cleaving and splitting on the earth, Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of She′ol.+   However, my eyes are to you,+ O Jehovah the Sovereign Lord.+ In you I have taken refuge.+ Do not pour out my soul.+   Keep me from the clutches of the trap that they have laid for me+ And from the snares of those practicing what is hurtful.+ 10  The wicked will fall into their own nets all together,+ While I, for my part, pass by.

Footnotes

“Men.” Heb., ʼi·shim′, pl. of ʼish. See Isa 53:3 ftn, “Men.”