Instead, 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.a6
Their leaders will fall from jagged cliffs, but my words will be heard because they are pleasing.b7
Our bonesc have been scattered at the mouth of the grave,d just like when the ground is broken up and plowed.e8
But my eyes are on you, my LORD God. I take refuge in you; don't let me die!
Protect me from the trap they've set for me; protect me from the snares of the evildoers.
Let the wicked fall into their own nets—all together!— but let me make it through safely.