1A psalm of David:
Adonai, I have called you; come to me quickly!
Listen to my plea when I call to you.
2Let my prayer be like incense set before you,
my uplifted hands like an evening sacrifice.
3Set a guard, Adonai, over my mouth;
keep watch at the door of my lips.
4Don’t let my heart turn to anything evil
or allow me to act wickedly
with men who are evildoers;
keep me from eating their delicacies.
5Let the righteous strike me, let him correct me;
it will be an act of love.
Let my head not refuse such choice oil,
for I will keep on praying about their wickedness.
6When their rulers are thrown down from the cliff,
[the wicked] will hear that my words were fitting.
7As when one plows and breaks the ground into clods,
our bones are strewn at the mouth of Sh’ol.
8For my eyes, Adonai, Adonai, are on you;
in you I take refuge; don’t pour out my life.
9Keep me from the trap they have set for me,
from the snares of evildoers.
10Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I pass by in safety.