A Psalm of David.
1 Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.* to me: Heb. from me
2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.† thy…: or, the oracle of thy sanctuary
3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.‡ their: or, his§ saving…: Heb. strength of salvations
9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.** feed: or, rule
*28:1 to me: Heb. from me
†28:2 thy…: or, the oracle of thy sanctuary
‡28:8 their: or, his
§28:8 saving…: Heb. strength of salvations
**28:9 feed: or, rule