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The Psalms

A Prayer for Preservation from Evil
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; Rev. 5.8
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.

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