David prayeth that his suit may be acceptable,
Psalms 141:1 I have cried to thee, O Lord, hear me: hearken to my voice, when I cry to thee. Psalms 141:2 Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight; the lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice.
his conscience sincere,
Psalms 141:3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and a door round about my lips. Psalms 141:4 Incline not my heart to evil words; to make excuses in sins. With men that work iniquity: and I will not communicate with the choicest of them. Psalms 141:5 The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased: Psalms 141:6 Their judges falling upon the rock have been swallowed up. They shall hear my words, for they have prevailed:
and his life safe from snares.
Psalms 141:7 As when the thickness of the earth is broken up upon the ground: Our bones are scattered by the side of hell. Psalms 141:8 But to thee, O Lord, Lord, are my eyes: in thee have I put my trust, take not away my soul. Psalms 141:9 Keep me from the snare, which they have laid for me, and from the stumblingblocks of them that work iniquity. Psalms 141:10 The wicked shall fall in his net: I am alone until I pass.