1 LORD, I have called upon thee. Make haste to me. Give ear to my voice when I call to thee. 2 Let my prayer be set forth as incense before thee, 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 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity. And let me not eat of their dainties. 5 Let a righteous man smite me, [as] a kindness. And let him reprove me, [as] oil upon the head. Let not my head refuse it. For even in their wickedness my prayer shall continue. 6 Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock. And they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.
7 Like plowing and furrowing the earth, our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
8 For my eyes are to thee, O lord LORD. In thee do I take refuge. Leave not my soul destitute. 9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and from the traps of the workers of iniquity. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass over.