1 A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, 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 Jehovah, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. 4 Let not my heart turn aside to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; and let me not eat of their delicacies. 5 Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness; and let him correct me, it is oil on my head, let not my head refuse it; for still my prayer also shall be against their wickedness. 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 splits wood on the earth.
8 But my eyes are on You, O Lord Jehovah; in You I take refuge, do not leave my soul naked. 9 Keep me from the traps which they have laid for me, and the snares of the workers of evil. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets together, while I escape.