Authorized (King James) Version
A Psalm of David.
1 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me;
give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense;
and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth;
keep the door of my lips.
4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing,
to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity:
and let me not eat of their dainties.
5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness:
and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head:
for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places,
they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
7 Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth,
as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord:
in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.
9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me,
and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
whilst that I withal escape.
KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.