A psalm of David.
1I cry out to you, Lord: Come to me—quickly!
Listen to my voice when I cry out to you!
2Let my prayer stand before you like incense;
let my uplifted hands be like the evening offering.
3Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
keep close watch over the door that is my lips.
4Don’t let my heart turn aside to evil things
so that I don’t do wicked things with evildoers,
so I don’t taste their delicacies.
5Instead, let the righteous discipline me;
let the faithful correct me!
Let my head never reject that kind of fine oil,
because my prayers are always against the deeds of the wicked.#Heb uncertain
6Their leaders will fall from jagged cliffs,
but my words will be heard because they are pleasing.#Heb uncertain
7Our bones#LXX manuscripts, Syr their bones; DSS (11QPs a) my bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave,#Heb Sheol
just like when the ground is broken up and plowed.#Heb uncertain
8But my eyes are on you, my Lord God.
I take refuge in you; don’t let me die!
9Protect me from the trap they’ve set for me;
protect me from the snares of the evildoers.
10Let the wicked fall into their own nets—all together!—
but let me make it through safely.