1 A Psalm of David.
2 I call upon thee, O LORD; make haste to me! Give ear to my voice, when I call to thee!
3 Let my prayer be counted as incense before thee, and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice!
4 Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD, keep watch over the door of my lips!
5 Incline not my heart to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties!
6 Let a good man strike or rebuke me in kindness, but let the oil of the wicked never anoint my head; for my prayer is continually against their wicked deeds.
7 When they are given over to those who shall condemn them, then they shall learn that the word of the LORD is true.
8 As a rock which one cleaves and shatters on the land, so shall their bones be strewn at the mouth of Sheol.
9 But my eyes are toward thee, O LORD God; in thee I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!
10 Keep me from the trap which they have laid for me, and from the snares of evildoers! [ (Psalms 141:11) Let the wicked together fall into their own nets, while I escape. ]