| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|An Evening Prayer for Sanctification and Protection|
|A Psalm of David.|
| ||JEHOVAH, I have called upon thee; make haste unto me:|
Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.
| ||Let my prayer be set forth as incense before thee;|
The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. 1
| ||Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth;|
Keep the door of my lips.
| ||Incline not my heart to any evil thing,|
To practise deeds of wickedness
With men that work iniquity:
And let me not eat of their dainties.
| ||Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness;|
And let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head;
Let not my head refuse it:
For even 2 in their wickedness 3 shall my prayer continue.
| ||Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock;|
And they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
| ||As when one ploweth and cleaveth the earth,|
Our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
| ||For mine eyes are unto thee, O Jehovah the Lord:|
In thee do I take refuge; leave 4 not my soul destitute.
| ||Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me,|
And from the gins of the workers of iniquity.
| ||Let the wicked fall into their own nets,|
Whilst that I withal escape. 5