A Psalm of David.
Lord, I have cried unto Thee, hear Thou me; give ear unto the voice of my supplication when I cry unto Thee.
Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense, the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice.
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and a door of enclosure about my lips.
Incline not my heart to evil words, to make excuse with pretexts for sins with men that work iniquity; I shall not join with their chosen.
The righteous shall chasten me with mercy, and reprove me; but let not the oil of the sinner anoint my head.
For yet shall my prayer be against their pleasures; their judges have been swallowed up like unto a rock.
They will hear my words, for they are sweet; as when a clod of earth is broken up upon the ground, so have their bones been scattered nigh unto Hades.
But my eyes are unto Thee, Lord, O Lord; in Thee have I hoped; take not away my soul.
Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and from the stumbling blocks of the workers of iniquity.
The wicked shall fall into their own net; I am alone until that I pass hence.