LORD, I cry out to You;
Make haste to me!
Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You. 2 Let my prayer be set before You a as incense,
b The lifting up of my hands as c the evening sacrifice.
Set a guard, O LORD, over my d mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips. 4 Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,
To practice wicked works
With men who work iniquity;
e And do not let me eat of their delicacies.
f Let the righteous strike me;
It shall be a kindness.
And let him rebuke me;
It shall be as excellent oil;
Let my head not refuse it.
For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked. 6 Their judges are overthrown by the sides of the 1 cliff,
And they hear my words, for they are sweet. 7 Our bones are scattered at the mouth of the grave,
As when one plows and breaks up the earth.
But g my eyes are upon You, O GOD the Lord;
In You I take refuge;
2 Do not leave my soul destitute. 9 Keep me from h the snares they have laid for me,
And from the traps of the workers of iniquity. 10 i Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
While I escape safely.