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

New International Version - UK

Psalm 141

Psalm 141

A psalm of David.

I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me;
    hear me when I call to you.
May my prayer be set before you like incense;
    may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.

Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
    keep watch over the door of my lips.
Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil
    so that I take part in wicked deeds
along with those who are evildoers;
    do not let me eat their delicacies.

Let a righteous man strike me – that is a kindness;
    let him rebuke me – that is oil on my head.
My head will not refuse it,
    for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.

Their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs,
    and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
They will say, ‘As one ploughs and breaks up the earth,
    so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave.’

But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord;
    in you I take refuge – do not give me over to death.
Keep me safe from the traps set by evildoers,
    from the snares they have laid for me.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
    while I pass by in safety.