A psalm of David
1 O Lord, I cry out to you. Come quickly to me!
Pay attention to me when I cry out to you!
2 May you accept my prayer like incense,
my uplifted hands like the evening offering!
3 O Lord, place a guard on my mouth!
Protect the opening of my lips!
4 Do not let me have evil desires,
or participate in sinful activities
with men who behave wickedly.
I will not eat their delicacies.
5 May the godly strike me in love and correct me!
May my head not refuse choice oil!
Indeed, my prayer is a witness against their evil deeds.
6 They will be thrown down the side of a cliff by their judges.
They will listen to my words, for they are pleasant.
7 As when one ploughs and breaks up the soil,
so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
8 Surely I am looking to you, O sovereign Lord.
In you I take shelter.
Do not expose me to danger!
9 Protect me from the snare they have laid for me,
and the traps the evildoers have set.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I escape.