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Daily Bible Reading

December 6 - NT, Psalms & Proverbs


Psalms 141-142

Chapter 141

Psalm 141

A psalm of David.

1 I call to you, Lord , come quickly(a) to me;
     hear me(b) when I call to you.
2 May my prayer be set before you like incense;(c)
     may the lifting up of my hands(d) be like the evening sacrifice.(e)

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

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

6 Their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs,(m)
     and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
7 They will say, "As one plows(n) and breaks up the earth,(o)
     so our bones have been scattered at the mouth(p) of the grave."

8 But my eyes are fixed(q) on you, Sovereign Lord ;
     in you I take refuge(r)—do not give me over to death.
9 Keep me safe(s) from the traps set by evildoers,(t)
     from the snares(u) they have laid for me.
10 Let the wicked fall(v) into their own nets,
     while I pass by in safety.(w)

Chapter 142

Psalm 142[a]

A maskil[b] of David. When he was in the cave.(a) A prayer.

1 I cry aloud(b) to the Lord ;
     I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.(c)
2 I pour out before him my complaint;(d)
     before him I tell my trouble.(e)

3 When my spirit grows faint(f) within me,
     it is you who watch over my way.
In the path where I walk
     people have hidden a snare for me.
4 Look and see, there is no one at my right hand;
     no one is concerned for me.
I have no refuge;(g)
     no one cares(h) for my life.

5 I cry to you, Lord ;
     I say, "You are my refuge,(i)
     my portion(j) in the land of the living."(k)

6 Listen to my cry,(l)
     for I am in desperate need;(m)
rescue me(n) from those who pursue me,
     for they are too strong(o) for me.
7 Set me free from my prison,(p)
     that I may praise your name.(q)
Then the righteous will gather about me
     because of your goodness to me.(r)

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