1 LORD, I call to you, be quick to listen to me when I cry out! 2 Let my prayer be like incense offered before you, and my uplifted hands like the evening sacrifice.
3 LORD, set a guard over my mouth; keep watch over the door to my lips. 4 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. 5 Let one who is righteous strike me; It is an act of gracious love. Let him rebuke me, because it is oil for my head; do not let my head refuse it. My prayers continuously will be against their wicked activities. 6 When their judges are thrown off the cliff, the people will hear my words, for they are appropriate.
7 Just as one plows and breaks up the earth, our bones are scattered near the entrance to the place of the dead.
8 Nevertheless, my eyes are on you, Lord GOD, as I seek protection in you. Don't leave me defenseless! 9 Protect me from the trap laid for me and from the snares of those who practice evil. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I come through. A Davidic Song, when he was in the cave. A prayer.