1 A Psalme of Dauid. Lord, I crie vnto thee, make haste vnto mee: giue eare vnto my voice, when I crie vnto thee.
2 Let my prayer bee set foorth before thee as incense: and the lifting vp of my hands as the Euening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch (O Lord) before my mouth: keepe the doore of my lips.
4 Incline not my heart to any euill thing, to practise wicked workes with men that worke iniquitie: and let mee not eate of their dainties.
5 Let the righteous smite mee, it shalbe a kindnesse: and let him reprooue me, it shalbe an excellent oile, which shall not breake my head: for yet my prayer also shalbe in their calamities.
6 When their Iudges are ouerthrowen in stonie places, they shall heare my words, for they are sweet.
7 Our bones are scattered at the graues mouth: as when one cutteth and cleaueth wood vpon the earth.
8 But mine eyes are vnto thee, O God the Lord: in thee is my trust, leaue not my soule destitute.
9 Keepe mee from the snare which they haue laide for me, and the grinnes of the workers of iniquitie.
10 Let the wicked fall into their owne nets: whilest that I withal escape.