A psalm of David: ADONAI, I have called you; come to me quickly! Listen to my plea when I call to you.
Let my prayer be like incense set before you, my uplifted hands like an evening sacrifice.
Set a guard, ADONAI, over my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
Don't let my heart turn to anything evil or allow me to act wickedly with men who are evildoers; keep me from eating their delicacies.
Let the righteous strike me, let him correct me; it will be an act of love. Let my head not refuse such choice oil, for I will keep on praying about their wickedness.
When their rulers are thrown down from the cliff, [the wicked] will hear that my words were fitting.
As when one plows and breaks the ground into clods, our bones are strewn at the mouth of Sh'ol.
For my eyes, ADONAI, Adonai, are on you; in you I take refuge; don't pour out my life.
Keep me from the trap they have set for me, from the snares of evildoers.
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.