New American Standard Bible

Psalm 141

An Evening Prayer for Sanctification and Protection.

A Psalm of David.

1O Lord, I call upon You; hasten to me!
Give ear to my voice when I call to You!
May my prayer be [a]counted as incense before You;
The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.
Set a guard, O Lord, [b]over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,
To practice deeds [c]of wickedness
With men who do iniquity;
And do not let me eat of their delicacies.

Let the righteous smite me [d]in kindness and reprove me;
It is oil upon the head;
Do not let my head refuse it,
[e]For still my prayer is [f]against their wicked deeds.
Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock,
And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.
As when one plows and breaks open the earth,
Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of [g]Sheol.

For my eyes are toward You, O [h]God, the Lord;
In You I take refuge; do not [i]leave me defenseless.
Keep me from the [j]jaws of the trap which they have set for me,
And from the snares of those who do iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
While I pass by [k]safely.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 141:2 Lit fixed
  2. Psalm 141:3 Lit to
  3. Psalm 141:4 Lit in
  4. Psalm 141:5 Or lovingly
  5. Psalm 141:5 Lit And my prayer
  6. Psalm 141:5 Or in spite of their calamities
  7. Psalm 141:7 I.e. the nether world
  8. Psalm 141:8 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  9. Psalm 141:8 Lit pour out my soul
  10. Psalm 141:9 Lit hands of the trap
  11. Psalm 141:10 Lit altogether

Amplified Bible

Psalm 141

An Evening Prayer for Sanctification and Protection.

A Psalm of David.

1Lord, I call upon You; hurry to me.
Listen to my voice when I call to You.

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

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips [to keep me from speaking thoughtlessly].

Do not incline my heart to [consent to or tolerate] any evil thing,
Or to practice deeds of wickedness
With men who plan and do evil;
And let me not eat of their delicacies (be tempted by their gain).


Let the righteous [thoughtfully] strike (correct) me—it is a kindness [done to encourage my spiritual maturity].
It is [the choicest anointing] oil on the head;
Let my head not refuse [to accept and acknowledge and learn from] it;
For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

Their [wicked, godless] judges are thrown down the sides of the rocky cliff,
And they [who followed them] will hear my words, for they are pleasant (just).

As when the one plows and breaks open the ground [and the soil scatters behind him],
Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol [by the injustices of the wicked].


For my eyes are toward You, O God, the Lord;
In You I take refuge; do not pour out my life nor leave me defenseless.

Keep me from the jaws of the trap which they have set for me,
And from the snares of those who do evil.
10 
Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
While I pass by and safely escape [from danger].