1 [A Psalm] of David. LORD, I cry to thee: make haste to me; give ear to my voice, when I cry to thee.
2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee 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 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
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 cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
8 But my eyes are to thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.
9 Keep me from the traps which they have laid for me, and the snares of the workers of iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I escape.