I keep your rules; I love them greatly.
You gave me 1 life and favor, 2 and your intervention 3 watched over my spirit.
Protect me 1 and deliver me! Please do not let me be humiliated, for I have taken shelter in you!
O Lord, place a guard on my mouth! Protect the opening 1 of my lips! 2
And the eye of the adulterer watches for the twilight, thinking, 1 ‘No eye can see me,’ and covers his face with a mask.
Protect me, 1 for I am loyal! O my God, deliver your servant, who trusts in you!
O Lord God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, maintain the motives of your people and keep them devoted to you. 1
This is what the Lord says: “Because Edom has committed three crimes 1 – make that four! 2 – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 3 He chased his brother 4 with a sword; he wiped out his allies. 5 In his anger he tore them apart without stopping to rest; 6 in his fury he relentlessly attacked them. 7