Psalms 28

1

OF DAVID.To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.

2

Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

3

Do not drag me off with the wicked, with the workers of evil, who speak peace with their neighbors while evil is in their hearts.

4

Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward.

5

Because they do not regard the works of the LORD or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more.

6

Blessed be the LORD! for he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.

7

The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

8

The LORD is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.

9

Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever.