1 Lord, I call upon you; hasten unto me,*
and hear my voice when I cry unto you.
2 Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense,*
and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth,*
and keep the door of my lips.
4 O let not my heart be inclined to any evil thing;*
let me not be occupied in ungodly works with those who work wickedness, lest I eat of such things as please them.
5 Rather, let the righteous smite me,*
and in their loving-kindness reprove me.
6 But let not the oil of the unrighteous anoint my head;*
while I live, I will pray against their wickedness.
7 Let their rulers be overthrown in stony places,*
that they may hear my words, for they are sweet.
8 Let their bones lie scattered at the mouth of the grave,*
as when the ploughman scatters the earth in furrows.
9 But my eyes look unto you, O Lord God;*
in you is my refuge; O do not cast out my soul.
10 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me,*
and from the traps of the evildoers.
11 Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together,*
and let me ever escape them.
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