H4/2 X Z 1,2. Cry to You. Help me. A 3-5-. Prayer for preventing grace. B s -5. Yet, I. t 6. Punishment of wicked. Y 7-. Bones scattered. Y -7. Wood cleaved. X Z 8. I look to You. Help me. A 9. Prayer for preventing grace. B t 10-. Punishment of wicked. s -10. Yet, I.
1 Lord (Yahaveh), I cry to You: make haste to me;
Give ear to my voice, when I cry to You.
2 Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense; (Cp. Ex. 30:7. Rev. 8:3,4.)
And the lifting up of my hands as the evening gift offering.
3 Set a guard, O LORD, before my mouth;
Keep in safety the door of my lips.
4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing,
To practice wicked works
With men that work iniquity:
And let me not eat (i.e. partake of, or have fellowship with) of their pleasant things.
5 Let a righteous one smite me; it shall be a kindness:
And let him reprove me; it shall be a oil on the hair [I will not refuse it],
Which shall not break my head:
For yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
6 Their ruler are overthrown as by a rock (or, over a rock),
They (i.e. the people) shall hear my sayings; for they are sweet.
7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth,
As when one slices and cleaves wood upon the earth.
8 But my eyes are to You, O GOD the Lord: (Adonai Yehovah)
In You have I sought refuge; leave not me destitute.
9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me,
And the traps of the workers of iniquity.
10 Let lawless ones fall into their own nets,
While I yet pass on [in safety].