141. PRAYER AND PRAISE.
H4/2  X  Z  1,2. Cry to You. Help me.
          A  3-5-. Prayer for preventing grace.
           B  s  -5. Yet, I.
               t  6. Punishment of wicked.
                Y  7-. Bones scattered.
                Y  -7. Wood cleaved.
      X  Z  8. I look to You. Help me.
          A  9. Prayer for preventing grace.
           B   t  10-. Punishment of wicked.
              s  -10. Yet, I.

(A Psalm of David.)

Psalm 141)

1 Lord (Yahaveh), I cry to You: make haste to me;
Give ear to my voice, when I cry to You.
2 Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense; (Cp. Ex. 30:7. Rev. 8:3,4.)
And the lifting up of my hands as the evening gift offering.

3 Set a guard, O LORD, before my mouth;
Keep in safety the door of my lips.
4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing,
To practice wicked works
With men that work iniquity:
And let me not eat (i.e. partake of, or have fellowship with) of their pleasant things.
5 Let a righteous one smite me; it shall be a kindness:
And let him reprove me; it shall be a oil on the hair [I will not refuse it],
Which shall not break my head:

For yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

6 Their ruler are overthrown as by a rock (or, over a rock),
They (i.e. the people) shall hear my sayings; for they are sweet.

7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth,

As when one slices and cleaves wood upon the earth.

8 But my eyes are to You, O GOD the Lord: (Adonai Yehovah)
In You have I sought refuge; leave not me destitute.

9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me,
And the traps of the workers of iniquity.

10 Let lawless ones fall into their own nets,

While I yet pass on [in safety].

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