1 I call to you, LORD, come quickly to me; ¶ hear me when I call to you.
2 May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
3 Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; ¶ keep watch over the door of my lips.
4 Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds ¶ along with those who are evildoers; ¶ do not let me eat their delicacies.
5 Let a righteous man strike me —that is a kindness; ¶ let him rebuke me —that is oil on my head. ¶ My head will not refuse it, ¶ for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.
6 Their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, ¶ and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
7 They will say, "As one plows and breaks up the earth, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave."
8 But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign LORD; ¶ in you I take refuge —do not give me over to death.
9 Keep me safe from the traps set by evildoers, from the snares they have laid for me.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.