Protection from Sin and Sinners
A Davidic psalm.
1Lord, I call on You; hurry to help me.
Listen to my voice when I call on You. #Ps 22:19|NoBook| 38:22|NoBook| 70:5
2May my prayer be set before You as incense, #Ex 30:8
the raising of my hands as the evening offering. #Lk 1:10Rv 5:88:3-4
3Lord, set up a guard for my mouth;
keep watch at the door of my lips. #Ps 34:13|NoBook| 39:1Pr 13:3Mc 7:5
4Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing
or perform wicked acts
with men who commit sin.
Do not let me feast on their delicacies. #Ps 119:36Pr 23:6Is 32:6
5Let the righteous one strike me —
it is an act of faithful love;
let him rebuke me —
it is oil for my head;
let me # Lit my head not refuse it. #Ec 7:5Gl 6:1
Even now my prayer is against
the evil acts of the wicked. # Lit of them #Ps 109:4
6When their rulers # Or judges will be thrown off
the sides of a cliff,
the people # Lit cliff, and they will listen to my words,
for they are pleasing. #2Ch 25:12
7As when one plows and breaks up the soil,
turning up rocks,
so our # DSS reads my ; some LXX mss, Syr read their bones have been scattered
at the mouth of Sheol. #Ps 53:588:3-5
8But my eyes look to You, Lord God.
I seek refuge in You; do not let me die. # Or not pour out my life #Ps 7:1|NoBook| 57:1|NoBook| 144:2
9Protect me from # Lit from the hands of the trap they have set for me,
and from the snares of evildoers. #Ps 38:12|NoBook| 140:5
10Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I pass by safely. #Ps 7:15|NoBook| 35:8|NoBook| 57:6