1 O Lord, I [a]call upon thee: haste thee unto me: hear my voice, when I cry unto thee.

2 Let my prayer be directed in thy sight as incense, and the [b]lifting up of mine hands as an evening sacrifice.

3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the [c]door of my lips.

4 Incline not mine heart to evil, that I should commit wicked works with them that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their [d]delicates.

5 Let the righteous smite me: for that is a benefit: and let [e]him reprove me, and it shall be a precious oil that shall not break mine head: for within a while I shall even [f]pray in their miseries.

6 When their judges shall be cast down in stony places, they shall [g]hear my words, for they are sweet.

7 Our bones lie scattered at the [h]grave’s mouth, as he that heweth wood or diggeth in the earth.


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