1 [A Psalm of David.] LORD, 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, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips.
4 Do not incline my heart to any evil thing or to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity. And do not let me eat of their dainties.
5 Let the righteous smite me—it shall be a kindness. And let him reprove me—it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head. For yet my prayer shall also be in their calamities.
6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.
7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cuts and cleaves wood upon the earth.
8 But my eyes are to you, O GOD the Lord. My trust is in you. Do not leave my soul destitute.
9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets while I escape.