An Evening Prayer for Sanctification and Protection.
A Psalm of David.
1 O LORD, I call upon You; hasten R4405 to me!
Give R4406 ear to my voice when I call to You!
2 May my prayer be counted F1491 as incense R4407 before You;
The lifting R4408 up of my hands as the evening R4409 offering.
3 Set a guard, R4410 O LORD, over F1492 my mouth;
Keep watch over the door R4411 of my lips.
4 Do R4412 not incline my heart to any evil thing,
To practice deeds of F1493 wickedness
With men who do R4413 iniquity;
And do R4414 not let me eat of their delicacies.
5 Let the righteous R4415 smite me in F1494 kindness and reprove me;
It is oil R4416 upon the head;
Do not let my head refuse it,
For F1495 still my prayer is R4417 against F1496 their wicked deeds.
6 Their judges are thrown R4418 down by the sides of the rock,
And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.
7 As when one plows R4419 and breaks open the earth,
Our bones R4420 have been scattered at the mouth R4421 of Sheol. F1497
8 For my eyes R4422 are toward You, O GOD F1498 , the Lord;
In You I take R4423 refuge; do R4424 not leave F1499 me defenseless.
9 Keep me from the jaws R4425 F1500 of the trap which they have set for me,
And from the snares R4426 of those who do iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall R4427 into their own nets,
While I pass by safely. R4428 F1501
F1491: Lit stand
F1492: Or Hallelujah!
F1493: Hebrew Y\AH/
F1494: Or Hallelujah!
F1495: Hebrew Y\AH/
F1496: Hebrew Y\AH/
F1497: Or special treasure
F1498: Lit The one who
F1499: I.e. clouds
F1500: Lit The one who
F1501: Lit From man to beast
R4405: Psalms 22:19; 38:22; 70:5
R4406: Psalms 5:1; 143:1
R4407: Exodus 30:8; Luke 1:10; Revelation 5:8; 8:3,4
R4408: 1 Timothy 2:8
R4409: Exodus 29:39,41; 1 Kings 18:29,36; Daniel 9:21
R4410: Psalms 34:13; 39:1; Proverbs 13:3; 21:23
R4411: Micah 7:5
R4412: Psalms 119:36
R4413: Isaiah 32:6; Hosea 6:8; Malachi 3:15
R4414: Proverbs 23:6
R4415: Proverbs 9:8; 19:25; 25:12; 27:6; Ecclesiastes 7:5; Galatians 6:1
R4416: Psalms 23:5; 133:2
R4417: Psalms 35:14
R4418: 2 Chronicles 25:12
R4419: Psalms 129:3
R4420: Psalms 53:5
R4421: Numbers 16:32,33; Psalms 88:3-5
R4422: Psalms 25:15; 123:2
R4423: Psalms 2:12; 11:1
R4424: Psalms 27:9
R4425: Psalms 38:12; 64:5; 91:3; 119:110
R4426: Psalms 140:5
R4427: Psalms 7:15; 35:8; 57:6
R4428: Psalms 124:7