1: Yahweh, I have called on you. Come to me quickly! Listen to my voice when I call to you.
2: Let my prayer be set before you like incense; the lifting up of my hands like the evening sacrifice.
3: Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips.
4: Don't incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity. Don't let me eat of their delicacies.
5: Let the righteous strike me, it is kindness; let him reprove me, it is like oil on the head; don't let my head refuse it; Yet my prayer is always against evil deeds.
6: Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock. They will hear my words, for they are well spoken.
7: "As when one plows and breaks up the earth, our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol."
8: For my eyes are on you, Yahweh, the Lord. In you, I take refuge. Don't leave my soul destitute.
9: Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, from the traps of the workers of iniquity.
10: Let the wicked fall together into their own nets, while I pass by. Psalm 142 A contemplation by David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.