141:1 A Psalm of David. the Lord, I have called Thee; make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I call unto Thee.

141:2 Let my prayer be set forth as incense before Thee, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

141:3 Set a guard, O the Lord, to my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.

141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to be occupied in deeds of wickedness with men that work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.

141:5 Let the righteous smite me in kindness, and correct me; oil so choice let not my head refuse; for still is my prayer because of their wickedness.

141:6 Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock; and they shall hear my words, that they are sweet.

141:7 As when one cleaveth and breaketh up the earth, our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth.

141:8 For mine eyes are unto Thee, O GOD the L-rd; in Thee have I taken refuge, O pour not out my soul.

141:9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and from the gins of the workers of iniquity.

141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst I withal escape.

Hebrew Transliteration

141:1 mizmor ledhâvidh Adonay qerâ'thiykha chushâh liyha'aziynâh qoliy beqor'iy-lâkh

141:2 tikkon tephillâthiy qethoreth lephâneykhamas'ath kappay minchath-`ârebh

141:3 shiythâh Adonay shâmrâh lephiynitserâh `al-dal sephâthây

141:4 'al-tath-libbiy ledhâbhâr râ` lehith`olêl `alilothberesha` 'eth-'iyshiym po`alêy-'âven ubhal-'elcham beman`ammêyhem

141:5 yehelmêniy-tsaddiyq chesedh veyokhiychêniy shemen ro'sh 'al-yâniyro'shiy kiy-`odh uthephillâthiy berâ`othêyhem

141:6 nishmethu bhiydhêy-sela`shophethêyhem veshâm`u 'amâray kiy nâ`êmu

141:7 kemo pholêach ubhoqêa`bâ'ârets niphzeru `atsâmêynu lephiy she'ol

141:8 kiy 'êleykha Adonay'adhonây `êynây bekhâh châsiythiy 'al-te`ar naphshiy

141:9 shâmrêniy miydhêyphach yâqshu liy umoqeshoth po`alêy 'âven

141:10 yippelu bhemakhmorâyvreshâ`iym yachadh 'ânokhiy `adh-'e`ebhor.

This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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