A Psalm of David.
1 LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me;
Give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto 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 mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord:
In thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.
9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.