1 A psalm of David. O Lord, I call thee, hasten unto me: give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.
2 May my prayer be valued as incense before thee, the lifting up of my hands, as the evening offering.
3 Set, O Lord, a watch unto my mouth: keep a guard at the door of my lips.
4 Permit not my heart to incline after any evil thing, to practise deeds in wickedness with men that are doers of wrong: and let me not eat of their dainties.
5 If the righteous strike me, it is a kindness; and if he reprove me, it is as oil poured on the head, my head shall not refuse it; for yet my prayer also is offered in their sufferings.
6 Are their judges fallen down through means of a rock: then will they listen to my words; for they are pleasant.
7 As when one cutteth in and splitteth open the earth: so are our bones scattered for the mouth of the grave.
8 For unto thee, O Eternal Lord, are my eyes directed; in thee do I trust: pour not out my life.
9 Guard me from the power of the snare which they have laid for me, and the traps of the wrongdoers.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, altogetherwhile I pass safely by.