1 A Psalm of David. O 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 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.