Psalm 28
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A Prayer for Help

1To you, LORD, I cry out!

My Rock, do not refuse to answer me.a

If you remain silent,

I will become like those who descend into the Pit.b

2Hear the sound of my supplications when I cry to you for help,

as I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

3Do not drag me away with the wicked,

with those who practice iniquity,

who speak peace to their neighbors

while harboring evil in their hearts.

4Reward them according to their deeds;

according to the evil of their actions.

Reward them based on what they do;c

give them what they deserve.

5Because they do not understand the deeds of the LORD

or the work of his hands,

He will tear them down and never build them up.

6Blessed be the LORD!

For he has heard the sound of my supplications.

7The LORD is my strength and my shield;

my heart trusts in him,

and I received help.

My heart rejoices,

and I give thanks to him with my song.

8The LORD is the strength of his people;d

he is a refuge of deliverance for his anointed.

9Deliver your people

and bless your inheritance!

Shepherd them

and lift them up forever!

a 28:1 Lit. do not be silent to me
b 28:1 i.e. the place of punishment in the afterlife
c 28:4 Lit. them according to work of their hands
d 28:8 Lit. of them

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