Psalm 141:4
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Don't let me drift toward evil or take part in acts of wickedness. Don't let me share in the delicacies of those who do wrong.

English Standard Version
Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies!

New American Standard Bible
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.

King James Bible
Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing or perform wicked acts with men who commit sin. Do not let me feast on their delicacies.

International Standard Version
Don't let my heart turn toward evil or involve itself in wicked activities with men who practice iniquity. Let me not feast on their delicacies.

NET Bible
Do not let me have evil desires, or participate in sinful activities with men who behave wickedly. I will not eat their delicacies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That my heart would not turn aside to an evil word or do evil works with wicked men. I shall not eat salt with them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not let me be persuaded to do anything evil or to become involved with wickedness, with people who are troublemakers. Do not let me taste their delicacies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,
            To practice deeds of wickedness
            With men who do iniquity;
            And do not let me eat of their delicacies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to do works with ungodliness with the men that work iniquity, and let me not eat of their dainties.

King James 2000 Bible
Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their delicacies.

American King James Version
Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

American Standard Version
Incline not my heart to any evil thing, To practise deeds of wickedness With men that work iniquity: And let me not eat of their dainties.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise deeds of wickedness with men that are workers of iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

World English Bible
Don't incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity. Don't let me eat of their delicacies.

Young's Literal Translation
Incline not my heart to an evil thing, To do habitually actions in wickedness, With men working iniquity, Yea, I eat not of their pleasant things.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
141:1-4 Make haste unto me. Those that know how to value God's gracious presence, will be the more fervent in their prayers. When presented through the sacrifice and intercession of the Saviour, they will be as acceptable to God as the daily sacrifices and burnings of incense were of old. Prayer is a spiritual sacrifice, it is the offering up the soul and its best affections. Good men know the evil of tongue sins. When enemies are provoking, we are in danger of speaking unadvisedly. While we live in an evil world, and have such evil hearts, we have need to pray that we may neither be drawn nor driven to do any thing sinful. Sinners pretend to find dainties in sin; but those that consider how soon sin will turn into bitterness, will dread such dainties, and pray to God to take them out of their sight, and by his grace to turn their hearts against them. Good men pray against the sweets of sin.
Study Bible
Come to Me Quickly!
3Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. 4Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies. 5Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.…
Cross References
Joshua 24:23
"Now therefore, put away the foreign gods which are in your midst, and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."

Psalm 119:36
Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.

Proverbs 23:3
Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.

Proverbs 23:6
Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;

Isaiah 32:6
For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.

Daniel 1:8
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.

Hosea 6:8
Gilead is a city of wrongdoers, Tracked with bloody footprints.

Malachi 3:15
'So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.'"
Treasury of Scripture

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

incline not

Psalm 119:36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness.

Deuteronomy 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD …

Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet the LORD has not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to …

1 Kings 8:58 That he may incline our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways, and …

1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said to him, With which? And he said, I will go forth, …

Isaiah 63:17 O LORD, why have you made us to err from your ways, and hardened …

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot …

to practise

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my …

and let me

Numbers 25:2 And they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods: and the …

Proverbs 23:1-3,6-8 When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you…

Daniel 1:5-8 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, …

Acts 10:13,14 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat…

1 Corinthians 10:27,28,31 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and you be disposed …

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