1 A Psalm of David. Yahweh, I have called on you; hurry to me: Give ear to my voice, when I call to you.

2 May my prayer be placed as incense before you; The lifting of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

3 Set a watch, O Yahweh, before my mouth; Keep the door of my lips.

4 Don't incline my heart to any evil thing, To do deeds of wickedness With men who work iniquity: And don't let me eat of their dainties.

5 Let the righteous strike me [it will be] a kindness; And let him reprove me, [it will be as] oil on the head; Don't let my head refuse it: For continually my prayer is against their evil deeds.

6 Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock; And they will hear my words; for they are sweet.

7 As a millstone broken on the earth, Our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

8 For my eyes are to you, O Yahweh the Lord: In you I take refuge; don't leave my soul destitute.

9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, While I nevertheless escape.