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1יהוה, I have cried out to You; Hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.
2Let my prayer be prepared before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.
3O יהוה, set a guard for my mouth; Watch over the door of my lips.
4Let not my heart be inclined to evil, To practise deeds of wrongness With men working wickedness, And let me not eat of their delicacies.
5Let the righteous one smite me Or reprove me in kindness – It is oil on my head. Let my head not refuse it. My prayer is still against their evil deeds.
6Their judges have been thrown down By the sides of the rock, But they have heard my words, For they have been pleasant.
7Our bones are scattered at the mouth of the grave, As when one ploughs and breaks up the earth.
8But my eyes are upon You, O Master יהוה. In You I take refuge; Do not pour out my life.
9Guard me from the clutches Of the trap they have laid for me, And from the snares Of the workers of wickedness.
10Let the wrong fall into their own nets, While I pass by.
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